Annoyed by reports that he had become a millionaire through his connection with the real-estate development of Florida, William J. Bryan announced that his Florida profits would not exceed $500,000.
Extracts from his letter to a Florida editor:
"Political enemies continue to search for something to condemn, which would indicate that their search of more than 30 years is still unrewarded.
"There never has been a year since my first nomination in which I could not have made a million had I taken the side of privilege and favoritism. I preferred to make money more...