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Elihu Root, Lucy Wortham James, Clara Frances Wales


The document is a carbon copy of a typed letter from the Assistant Secretary of State to Elihu Root concerning a check to settle a balance.


Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson


Elihu Root

Corresponds to:

Folder 1-8, Document 129


Washington, D.C.


June 17, 1909.

Dear Senator Root:

I am horrified at the realization that I have not yet acknowledged the receipt of the check for $150 which you sent with your note, more that a week ago. I beg you to be so indulgent as to excuse this tardiness, and I have some hope that you will do so, as you will recall how hard it is in this particular shop to find any time for one's personal affairs. The firm accepts the check upon the condition that it be considered as entirely squaring the two households - that is, as covering whatever fixtures and little things Mrs. Root and Lucy had talked of and which we left behind.

With many regards I remain always, my dear Senator,

Yours very sincerely,


Honorable Elihu Root,
1155 Sixteenth Street.



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Letter From Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson to Elihu Root, June 17, 1909

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