Quotation by William Howard Taft

Ah, Governor [Murphy, of New Jersey], don't try to deceive me as to the sentiment of the dear people. I have been hearing from the West and the East, and the South seems to be the only section which approves of me at all, and that comes from merely a generous impulse, for even that section would deny me its votes.
William Howard Taft (1857–1930), U.S. president. Letter, Butt to his sister-in-law, Clara F. Butt, February 24, 1910. Archie Butt, Taft and Roosevelt: The Intimate Letters of Archie Butt, Military Aide, 1: 289, Doubleday, Doran & Company (1930).

After Taft had completed a strenuous western and southern trip, Governor Murphy told him that his state would give him a rousing welcome.
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