House of Representatives,
March 26, 1910
My dear Sir:-
Please accept my thanks for your favor of 24th inst. I appreciate your kind words of approcal [sic] and esteem.
In my opinion, it is better to fight and fail, keeping the faith of the party, than it is to win at the sacrifice of Republican principles.
Again thanking you, I am, with respect, etc.,
[Illegible signature of Joseph Gurney Cannon]