Excerpt from Personal Memoirs of the Home Life of the Late Theodore Roosevelt: As Soldier, Governor, Vice President, and President, in Relation to Oyster Bay
Now that all men may look upon him as in the past, what virtues appear in him! His heart was pure and good in the personal relations of his life. He cherished home, and was never happier than when in the bosom of his family. His helpmeet, always beloved in Washington, will be sustained by the thought that love and consideration were the rule in her home, securely closed to the storm of public strife. He was proud of his children, as he might well have been, and when his sons proved their valor in the great war he entered with the keenest zest into every incident of their service. The White House never more truly represented the better side of American life than when it was occupied by the Roosevelt family. Its members were all fortunate in winning the hearty affection of their Washington neighbors.
National sentiment is largely reﬂected by the newspapers published in the Capital of the United States. The editors may have disagreed with Mr.
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