Whitelaw Reid

Whitelaw Reid

(October 27, 1837 – December 15, 1912) journalist, politician, diplomat. Member of the Peace Commission representing the United States in negotations with the Spanish government to conclude the treaty ending the Spanish-American War.

Friday, October 28th, 1898

No news yet from Washington, excepting a dispatch that the President is in Philadelphia, and promising instructions sometime today. At our morning meeting, Mr. Parnow,

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Friday, November 4th, 1898

Considerable time was spent this morning in translating to the other Commissioners the articles in the Figaro and Gaulois, which had obviously been inspired, if

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Tuesday, November 8th, 1898

We began quite early this morning the further consideration of our reply to the Spanish Commissioners, really intending only to read for slight verbal corrections,

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Friday, November 25th, 1898

The first Commissioners [to arrive] this morning were full of pleasant talk about their enjoyment of the Thanksgiving festivities. One or two spoke of slight

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Monday, November 28th, 1898

Commissioners all a little late coming down. Finally started with Frye, Day, and Gray in carriage—Davis, who has uniformly gone with me, not having appeared.

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