Theodore Roosevelt (18581919). Theodore Roosevelts Letters to His Children. 1919.
12. PRESIDENTIAL NURSE FOR GUINEA PIGS (To Mrs. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward)
White House, Oct. 20, 1902.
At this moment, my small daughter being out, I am acting as nurse to two wee guinea pigs, which she feels would not be safe save in the room with meand if I can prevent it I do not intend to have wanton suffering inflicted on any creature.