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This is a typed letter from U.S. Senator Jeff Davis in Washington, D.C., to Capt. W.M. Cooper in Malvern in which Davis shares his concerns about a plot to change how senators are elected. He fears the plot is a scheme against him. The letter is typed on U.S. Senate letterhead.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jeff Davis served as Arkansas's 20th governor from 1901-1907.

Transcription

10th, 1910
Capt. W.M. Cooper,
My dear friend:
I wish you would quietly get on the delegation
from your county to the State Convention, if you are not
already a member. There seems to be a scheme on foot to
change the manner of selecting the United States Senator,
that is my opponents want to get as many men in the field
as possible against me, and if the State Convention adopts
the rule for a run off primary, hoping in the second primary
to combine and defeat me.
Please keep this quietly to yourself but get in
the delegation. I will remain in Arkansas until after the
State Convention and would be glad to have a line from you
on this subject.
Your friend,
Jeff Davis

Physical Description

Letter, 8" x 10.5"

Subjects

Correspondence; Politics and government; Politicians; Representative government and representation

Contributor

Jeff Davis

Geographical Area

Washington, D.C.; Malvern, Hot Spring County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.0032.0018

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Small manuscript collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Letter, U.S. Senator Jeff Davis to Capt. W.M. Cooper, Small manuscript collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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