Letters, Jun. 13, 1932

Blaine's Refusal


In your issue of May 23 you state the following: "The fact remains that no man in U. S. history has ever refused his party's highest call to duty." Was this not the case in the campaign of 1888, when the Republican leaders after the fifth ballot at the National Convention sent a cable message to Elaine who was at the time visiting Andrew Carnegie in Scotland, asking him to accept the nomination and the reply was: 'Too late. Blaine immovable. Take Harrison and Phelps."


Lake Grove, L. I....

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