May 3, 1889

New York City, New York


I expressed my appreciation of his kind words in a single sentence. Then I spoke of the few things we must accept as settled—Negro suffrage & senate representation [of the States]—and equal representation of them, great & small. I spoke of [the] desirability of holding the Constitution as it is, etc., etc. Then of the remedies for evil—education & an increasing regard for the whole Union by the whole people,--“One country, one Constitution, one destiny.”