Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

President Taft

Eighteen below this morning at seven oclock. Went down to 24 and back up again as it came up cloudy and looks like snow. The wind is light from the So. East. The Bar. has gone up again to 30.02. I expect Pres. Taft takes his seat today. I doubt if it is Bryan, although we dont now much about it up here in this Country. What Americans there are here only one was for Bryan I think.   

In 1908 William Howard Taft ran for the presidency against William Jennings Bryan. Taft defeated Bryan to become the 27th president of the United States.

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