The Tar Baby and the Tomahawk: Race and Ethnic Images in American Children's Literature, 1880-1939

Dear Uncle Remus:

All right; of course I will see Colonel Jones. I do not know whether we have any vacancies for brigadier general coming before February next or not; and, my dear Uncle Remus, I wish you could sit in this chair for a little while just to see for yourself how puzzled a man gets, even with the best intentions and after the most careful and painstaking scrutiny in the effort to decide exactly which officer out of a great many good officers who can not all be promoted, is the one who preeminently ought to be promoted. I know I make errors, and often pass by worthy men, and occasionally (altho I hope not often) promote men who are less worthy; but I am doing my best! Unless he is a full Colonel, I am afraid he can't be promoted

I do not think there was an evening at the White House that we have all of us enjoyed more than the one
that you were here.

Always yours, Theodore Roosevelt
Mr. Joel Chandler Harris,
Atlanta, Georgia.