After we had finished that he asked
me about my confirmation & I told
him about the last move of Nelsons -
He seems friendly enough - I also had
a good talk with Solicitor General
Hoyt, & told him the details. He
expressed surprise that Kittredge
is against me and promised to see
him and explain the Departments position.
Col. Clay, Genl Agt. Dept. of Justice
promised to recommend $10,000.
appropriation for a jail. Talty[?],
Mgr. Raleigh Hotel told me today
that Col. Boynton, Mgr. Assoc. Press,
had talk with President Tuesday & the
Pres. told him that he was anxious to
see me confirmed & spoke highly about
me, but said that he could not control
the situation in the Senate, &c.
Wrote letter to Debbie today -
Nothing from Walter Christian yet.
Assisted E. G. Rathbone with his
contract with Spaulding in
re. collection postmasters acts
hope he succeeds - he is also trying
to get hearing on his Havana postoffice
charges of embezzlement.