The Writings of Carl Schurz/To Samuel Bowles, September 30th, 1877


Department of the Interior
, Sept. 30, 1877.

Thanks for your letter and clippings. Yes, the air is considerably cleared. Nobody he [here?] “scares” a bit, and what is more, nobody loses his temper.

You have done splendidly in Massachusetts. You know I have always had a weakness for that State of yours.

The animus of the N. Y. Tribune against me seems to puzzle a good many. What the real trouble is, I do not know. Perhaps there is some U. P. [Union Pacific] in it. If so, we shall see more of it.

I have not taken my old house, because I could not get it. Perhaps I would not if I could. But I hope to live somewhere in the neighborhood.