been examined & approved by
the Atty. Genl. and the President
before my reappointment. Hoyt
distinctly agreed with me, and after
Kratz had gone out quite plainly
intimated that the opinion was that
of Kratz & not the Atty Genl and
advised me to contest the matter
further. I saw Mr. Kratz again
& asked to see the Atty. Genl. personally
& will go tomorrow for that purpose.
Met Senator Allee of Del.
tonight - we talked of Dr. Boyle
of Valdez, & the Senator was very
kind & will support me for confirmation
He told me that he had heard Senator
Knox speak very highly of me, - so
very flattering, indeed, that he was
anxious to meet me: That Knox said
I was the best judge in Alaska &c.
Senator Patterson of Colorado
has returned to the city - I am
delighted because he is one of
my strongest friends - nothing
done today - Wrote to Debbie.