The Writings of Carl Schurz/To Moorfield Storey, March 1st, 1892


Hamburg-American Packet Company,[1]
37 Broadway, New York, March 1, 1892.

Your letter of yesterday reached me this morning. The meeting at my house last week was attended by Mr. Curtis, Mr. Hale, Mr. Potts and myself. It was concluded to send to a number of persons in sympathy with us a short circular simply mentioning the points of agreement and asking for the formation of committees of correspondence to communicate with us as soon as possible. I was asked to draft the circular and have done so. I sent it to Curtis for criticism and such amendment as may be deemed advisable, and you will soon have a copy submitted to you.

I saw Cleveland yesterday and had a good talk with him. He indulges in no illusions but is not without hope, and has evidently made up his mind to stick. I think a meeting in Boston, of a Democratic character, presided over by Governor Russell, declaring vigorously for Cleveland, would be an excellent thing, and I earnestly hope you will bring it about.

  1. Mr. Schurz was a director of this company, 1888-1892.