Edward M. House Papers: Telegram

The Special Representative ( House ) to President Wilson

10. In view of the Republican resentment of Governor McCall’s attitude in the recent elections and in anticipation of a hostile Senate, would it not be well to increase the membership of the delegates to seven and include another Republican of the standing and influence of Root?3

In the event that for any reason you think it best not to name any member of the Cabinet other than Lansing, may I suggest Sharp as a desirable delegate.

Edward House
  1. Elihu Root, Secretary of State, 1905–9.