Locust Grove Annette Innis Young Sample 1

Wednesday, February 16, 1898

Monsieur came, p.m. "The State of Maine," warship U.S.A. lying in Havana harbor, Cuba, has been blown up. 100 people are rumored to be done for. We suspect the Spaniards as they have written dreadfully insulting things of our Government; that McKinley is a jingo, & no good, & all that rot. I should feel very badly if a war came on. I wish it might be settled by "arbitration." I don't think we could stand a war very well after being under Grover Cleveland for 4 years. We sang "4 years more of Grover" with great gusto till last March. But the Spaniards need annihilating anyhow. There are more awful accounts of their cruelty to the Cubans in the papers.

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