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90 of [[red underline]] unusual clearness [[/red underline]] and very instructive describing the present condition of the Navy, presenting much interesting information and telling all this in an unusually impressive way without too much attempt at [[strikethrough]] Rheot [[/strikethrough]] Rhetoric and in a very fair spirit of non partisanship altho' he is a devoted democrat. Followed him, congressman [[red underline]] Kelly [[/red underline]] of Michigan a republican, also on same committee. Made also good address, upholding our Navy and what had been done thus far instead of attacking [[red underline]] Daniels. Then came my turn and [[/red underline]] I spoke about [[red underline]] naval consulting board and [[/red underline]] [[end page]] [[start page]] 91 [[red underline]] our projected laboratory. [[/red underline]] I got along easily, and did not even consult my notes and I felt my audience was interested in what I said. [[red underline]] Mr. Satterlee [[/red underline]] a former Secretary of the [[strikethrough]] Treasury [[/strikethrough]] ^[[Navy]] (?) [[red underline]] congratulated [[/red underline]] me as well as [[red underline]] Padgett [[/red underline]] and Kelly and others.- Then went to University Club where took supper with Dr. ^[[Cary]] Hutchinson and Bristow. Afterwards met [[red underline]] Jim Hill, [[/red underline]] son of James Hill the Railroad man always very [[interesting?]] when he discusses his business enterprises and seems to have much of the enterprising thought of his father Is rather picturesque when he tells me how his father compelled him after completing his engineering studies to spend 12 years on railroading and how his days
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