The man Roosevelt: a portrait sketch

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D. Appleton and Company, 1904 - 341 pages
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Page 193 - Whenever on any point we come in contact with a foreign power, I hope that we shall always strive to speak courteously and respectfully of that foreign power. Let us make it evident that we intend to do justice. Then let us make it equally evident that we will not tolerate injustice being done us in return. Let us further make it evident that we use no words which we are not prepared to back...
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