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better change his position.” And David wasn't as upset as I am about these matters. I said, “Well, come on, we'll go over there tomorrow.” He said, “Well, I don't think I want to go. You've already made up your mind.” He was rather hostile on this -- David was. “You've already made up your mind, and you don't really need me.” I considered him to be my counsel; he's a lawyer, a very good lawyer. I said, “David, that's no way. Whether you agree with my position or not, as my counsel I'd want you there to sit in and monitor it and guide me with your advice.” I was really quite affronted by what I considered to be a cavalier position on his part. Our relationship was an unusual relation- ship. I did not treat him or think of him as an employee in the usual sense. I thought of him more in the nature of a partner, and that's the way I led him to think of himself, too, because when he came down to Washington with me -- he'd been in my campaign as a volunteer -- it was a huge step on his part. He had to leave a firm (it was actually the Patterson Belknapp firm that Morgenthau had been in), and he was an up-and-coming young lawyer and he had to disengage himself from that, so I appreciate him doing that. But I was very upset by that particular response on his part. In any event, he did go with me the next day.

It just so happened that the next day there was an enormous snowstorm. Maybe I exaggerate, but it seems to me it was about two feet of snow. Well, we schlepp over to l Chase Manhattan

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