Correspondence (incoming) - C

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Carpenter: 4/11/1890 on Col. Markham's candidacy for governor; 10/1/1891 (tel) on opening day of university; Clements: 10/20/1868 (tel) grading work on RR in Utah; Cleveland: 1886 envelope; 1/19/1889 please see me this evening; Crawford: 9/25/1889 (tel) invitation from citizens of Willows, CA; Crocker: 11/9/1868 (tel) too late to organize scrapers west of Humboldt Wells; Crocker: 1/21/1869 (tel) Col. Williamson coming



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Executive Mansion Washington Jan 19,1889

My dear Senator Will you please come and [see?] [me?] this morning, or if thats [in?] [?] [convenient?] as soon as you can? Yours truly [Glover Cleveland?] Hon Leland Stanford

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19231 LELAND STANFORD, Jr. JUL 20 1903 MUSEUM.

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White House - 1886 Grover Cleveland Hon. Leland Stanford 1701 K Street, [N.W.?]

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Hon Leland Stanford Dear Sir.

Although your remarkable speech, as reported in the Evening Post, was delivered in Chico on Oct 6th. I have been waiting in vain, expecting to find some newspaper comments thereon, This is not - I am sure from lack of appreciation, but from the haste with which events follow one another, and the rapidity of the news - [gather?], who cannot long dwell with the past. But however that may be, I think your remarks on that occassion deserve special mention, they are full of the largest humanity. "The possibilities of humanity are the realization of the beneficience of the Creator" - you would "raise the condition of the people" - you hope "the Institution at Palo Alto will be an Educator of Educators." These are not thoughtless, or idle words. God bless you, sir, for their utterance. Little could be nobler than these sentiments. But what particularly impressed me were your opening remarks. "Gov Bidwell has alluded to the accumulating wealth. As to this let me say that I have never known what it was to have enough to carry out the work I have planned. I do not value money for itself, but for what it can accomplish" Coming from the lips of some person of

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ordinary in dependence, these words might not call for any special attention, But from a man of your reputed and undoubted wealth, standing and influence, they evince a breadth, a depth, a grandeur of conception, a noble foresight, which can belong only to the very highest order of intellect, and suggest almost the perfection of humanity. These words have rung in my ears for the past month "I have never known what it was to have enough to carry out the work I have planned." They seem to [?] the ordinary philanthropist into a mere [pigmy?] But I must not weary you, sir, and I [write?] these brief words with much hesitation, as I doubt my right to intrude upon you in this way. But you are not only one of our public and distinguished citizens, but in a larger sens you belong to the world, and I am so desirous that you should know that your words have [stirred?] the feelings of one person at least, though thousands would feel as I do, could they read them. May God grant you, Sir and your noble wife many years to carry out your world-wide and beneficient plans. With great respect George A. [Carnes?] San Francisco Nov. 11th 1889.

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