The Presidency: To the Cape

The President of the U.S. felt good. Buoyed by his overwhelming reception in Mexico, pleased that things had really gone right with his Trade bill—as indeed they should have—he planned for himself a purposely low-keyed, easy-paced week. Grinning broadly, he set the week's quiet tone by receiving a distinguished visitor, Mrs. Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, who came to the White House to witness the unveiling of a new white marble mantel for its State Dining Room, to take the place of the mantel installed by Teddy Roosevelt in 1902 and removed when the White House was...

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