The White House

Oyster Bay, N.Y.,
September 22, 1905

Dear Dick,

That is awfully good of you and I am sure Ted would call
on you without any hesitation if the need arose. I wish
George West was in his class. About all you can do is if you
get the opportunity (which I suppose you will not) to try to
impress people with the fact that Ted is not responsible for
the worse than idiotic articles about him in the paper.
They fairly made me cringe when I read them because the are
such a handicap to the boy. He really has to live down be-
ing my son just because I am President.

With love to Mrs. Dick and all, I am,
Ever yours,

Theodore Roosevelt


Mr. Richard M. Saltonstall,
Chestnut Hill,
Boston, Massachusetts