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The President's Daughter by Nan Britton

The President's Daughter is the heart warming story of an innocent
young girl who became pregnant and gave birth to a child whose father
happened to be the President of the United States.

No. This is not a tawdry fable. This is fact. The President was Warren
G. Harding who then died suddenly. Some say he was murdered.

Largely on the strength of this and on the so-called “Teapot Dome
Scandal” Harding became known as the worst president the United States
ever had.

Of late, there has been a re-examination of President Harding, who was
president from 1921 to 1923. A recent book by John W Dean , who, as
the cover blurb notes in a massive understatement, is “no stranger to
presidential controversy” makes a strong case that not only was
President Harding not the worst, but he was perhaps the best president
the US ever had.

The Fall Guy in the Teapot Dome Scandal had been Albert Fall. However,
Fall had served as Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court and had
been for many years a United States Senator before joining the Harding
Administration, so it seems difficult to understand why Harding had to
take the fall for Fall.

Harding had many accomplishments as president, far more than most
presidents. For example, President Harding was the first to require
all departments of the government to have a budget. Harding cut
government expenditures by one billion dollars. Harding brought about
the economic reforms that started “The Roaring Twenties”, a period of
unequaled economic prosperity in America.

And, with Nan Britton as our witness, Harding was also the best lay.

Her book is great. In Chapter 18 she describes how on July 30, 1917
she finally lost her virginity to the future president after a long
courtship, in a New York City hotel on 30th Street overlooking
Broadway. Only moments after intercourse had been completed, the New
York City Vice Squad broke down the door. Harding was forced to
identify himself. When the police realized that their target, Warren
G. Harding, was a United States Senator (he was not yet president),
the Vice Squad apologized and beat a hasty retreat, after Harding gave
them a tip of $20. Harding told Britton that he was surprised that he
got away for less than $100.

Harding then explained that under the Constitution of the United
States, a Congressman or Senator is immune from arrest while going to
or from his place of office. Thus, since his stop-over in New York
City to see Nan Britton had been part of his journey from Ohio from
which he was a Senator to Washington DC, he could not be arrested.

Suddenly, this explains a curious recent incident in which Senator
Larry Graig of Idaho was arrested for tapping his toe in a public
restroom in an airport in Minnesota. Toe-tapping is, of course, a
vile, heinous, criminal offense, and when the toe-police arrested the
senator for tapping his toe, he immediately pulled out his
identification card showing that he was a United States Senator going
to or from his place of office and thus was immune from arrest.

Apparently, the police and the press must have thought that Senator
Larry Craig was trying to intimidate them by immediately identifying
himself as a United States Senator, whereas in reality he was merely
asserting his constitutional right to tap his toe as long as he was
traveling to or from his place of office in the United States Senate.

Similarly, in 1917, United States Senator Warren G. Harding knew his
rights and knew that he had every legal right to pop the cherry of Nan
Britton and could not be arrested for this.

This, however, raises another interesting legal question. Nan Britton
claims that she was born in 1896 and thus was 20 years old when the
cherry popping incident took place. However, one wonders, was it ever
illegal for a man to have sex with a 20-year-old woman in New York or
in any other state. Under current law, it is perfectly legal for man
to have sex with a woman in New York as long as she is at least 17
years old. In New Jersey, the legal age is 16. Thus, since time
immemorial, New York men have taken their 16-year-old girlfriends
across the river to New Jersey.

This makes one suspect that Nan Britton was in fact considerably
younger than the 20 years she claimed to have been when the New York
City Vice Squad raided the hotel room just after she had lost her
virginity to the future President Warren G. Harding.

Nan Britton explains that she really did not know how babies were
made. Her mother had never explained this to her. Senator Harding came
to the rescue and told her that he would explain to her how it was
done, and then he proceeded to do so.

It was not before long that Nan Britton discovered that she was
pregnant. Senator Harding set her up in a house in Asbury Park, New
Jersey and sent her money through messengers. Nan Britton created a
fake personality named E. N. Christian, whom, she claimed, was her
husband who had gone off to fight in World War I and had not yet
returned from Europe. This story was used to explain to her landlady
why she was pregnant but living alone in a rooming house. Similarly,
she wrote to her mother and her sister that E. N. Christian was her
employer and that all letters should be written to her c/o E. N.
Christian. Thus, she was able to keep her pregnancy and the subsequent
birth to her of an illegitimate child a secret from everybody, except
for her actual lover who was US Senator and Future President Warren G.
Harding.

Many biographers have mistakenly concluded that E. N. Christian was
her husband, a man whom she had married to legitimize the birth of her
child. However, in her autobiography, Nan Britton makes it clear that
E. N. Christian was entirely a fake personality. No such person ever
existed.

What is more remarkable is that she had only one baby by the future
President Harding. After giving birth, she could hardly wait to get
back into bed with him. Her book recounts the anxious time she spent
waiting to recover from childbirth so she could resume their sexual
activities.

In order to cover up that she had given birth to a child, she claimed
that an unknown friend had abandoned the child to her. She then
arranged for her sister and her sister's husband to adopt the
supposedly abandoned child. Her sister really did not know that the
child, Elizabeth Ann, was actually the child of Nan Britton and of
course the sister had no idea that Warren G. Harding was in any way
involved in this.

An interesting incident occurred when by chance Nan Britton met
Governor James Cox of Ohio while on a train to New York. Governor Cox
then made great efforts to seduce Nan Britton, inviting her to dinner,
riding with her in a taxi and so on. Governor Cox knew that she had
some connection with Senator Harding, although he almost certainly did
not know that she was actually Harding's mistress.

Later, this same James Cox, the man who had tried hard to seduce Nan
Britton, became the opposing candidate for President of the United
States. Warren G. Harding was the Republican Party Candidate. James
Cox was the Democratic Party Candidate. Harding won the election
easily. Nan Britton, who knew little about politics, wondered why they
even bothered to hold an election. It was just obvious to her that
Harding should be president.

Thus, everything was hunky dory. Elizabeth Ann had been legally
adopted by her sister and her brother-in-law, and meanwhile Nan
Britton was living in New York City and was free to visit Washington
DC and to have sex romps in the White House as much as circumstances
would allow.

There came a time when President Harding, at the height of his
popularity, decided to take a trip with his legal wife to Alaska,
which was the first trip ever by a president to the far western part
of the United States. Since the President was going to be away anyway,
Nan Britton took this opportunity to take a trip to France, which was
her first trip abroad.

While in France, the shocking news arrived that President Harding had
died. Nan Britton borrowed money from one Captain Neilson and was able
to board a quick boat back to the United States, hoping to arrive in
time for the funeral.

After her return, Nan Brtton soon discovered that her economic
circumstances worsened considerably. Up until that time, President
Warren G. Harding had been sending her cash money regularly, allowing
her to enjoy a fairly lavish life style. One of the messengers who
often brought her money from Harding was Tim Slade, who later on
became a close friend of Nan Britton. Tim Slade later confided that he
had long suspected that Nan Britton was actually the daughter of
President Harding, from some prior relationship. He had not originally
suspected that she was actually the mistress.

Nan Britton was now working at various secretarial jobs in New York
City. She was having trouble paying rent and making ends meet.
Meanwhile, her sister had adopted her daughter Elizabeth Ann. Soon,
her sister must have realized than Nan was actually the mother of
Elizabeth Ann. Nan Britton visited her daughter as often that she
could. She wanted her daughter to come back permanently to live with
her, but her circumstances would not allow it.

By now, Nan Britton was regularly approaching friends to borrow money.
One person who always seemed willing to loan her money was Captain
Nielson. Finally, Captain Neilson proposed marriage. He told her that
he had a lot of property in Norway and offered to give her $25,000
immediately upon consideration of this marriage.

Finally, Nan Britton confided in him her secret, that she had a
daughter who was living with her sister in Chicago, and the only
reason she would marry Captain Neilson was to get her daughter back
permanently.

Nan Britton feared that upon hearing this news. Captain Nielson would
dump her. However, this did not happen. Instead, Captain Neilson
accepted this condition and the marriage ceremony took place.

However, Captain Neilson did not have the money with him at the
moment. First, he had to return to Norway, to sell the property he
owned, and then he would return and give her the money he had
promised.

Captain Neilson left by ship. When he returned weeks later, he had not
been successful in selling the property in Norway and he did not have
any money to give her. Soon, he left on another ship, and then another
and then another. Eventually, Nan Britton realized that he was working
on these ships. He was not the owner or even the captain. He had no
money and, when in New York, she had to support him, not the other way
around.

After Nan Britton finally realized that Captain Neilson had no money
at all, she was able to find a lawyer who arranged a divorce or an
annulment without charging much. However, for some time, she used the
name “Nan Britton Neilson”.

Now that her plan of having enough money to recover her daughter by
marrying a rich man had fallen through, Nan Britton decided to contact
the family of the Late President Harding to ask them for help. It is
not true that they refused to help. They did offer to help. Daisy, the
sister of the late President Harding, often sent Nan Britton $40.
Other family members gave her small amounts of money as well. Tim
Slade once gave her $100. However, Nan Britton had rent and payments
to make. These small amounts of money plus her salary at various
secretarial jobs were not enough to support both her and her *******
kid. She needed more.

Nan Britton obviously believed that Warren G. Harding had been a
wealthy man. She estimated his estate as being between $500,000 to
$900,000. She only wanted $50,000 in a trust fund, which she felt was
reasonable. She was interviewed by the late president's brother,
Doctor Harding. The doctor obviously felt that her demands were
unreasonable. By then, the widow of the late president, Florence
Harding, had died too so, if Nan Britton could prove her claim that
Elizabeth Ann was the daughter of the late president, then she would
be entitled to the entire estate, as President Harding had left no
other heirs. His wife, Florence, had been much older and there had
been no children.

However, the truth was probably that President Harding did not have a
lot of money. He was deeply in debt and probably insolvent. Thus, the
small amounts such as the $40 that Daisy Harding often gave Nan
Britton was not the result of miserliness but rather because Daisy did
not have a lot of money herself and gave when she could.

Finally, Nan Britton made a decision which should be obvious to every
modern reader but it took a long time for Nan Britton to think of it
and was a hard decision for Nan Britton to reach, which was TO SELL
HER STORY.

The resulting book, The Presidents Daughter, has a story all its own.
Bills were introduced in the United States Congress to stop the
publication of this book or to make possession of it illegal. The FBI
took an interest. The New York City Vice Squad raided the printing
plant and confiscated all the plates. Nan Britton went to court and
got the plates back.

It is not clear the legal grounds on which the New York City Vice
Squad raided. Was it because the book was porn? Mild by modern
standards, it probably was by the standards of those times.

No major, reputable book publisher would touch this book. All turned
it down. Finally, a charitable foundation was formed just to help
protect the rights of illegitimate children and it was this
foundation, The Elizabeth Ann Guild, that published this book.
Naturally, as the book featured sex romps in the White House, it
became a best seller.

It was obviously an expensively produced book, with hard thick covers
and high quality paper, but without the input of a regular book
publisher, the print quality was poor, the pages often irregular, hard
to read and sometimes off center. When I first saw it, I thought that
this must be a pirate edition. The book is not old, it was published
in 1927, but I had never seen a book in such bad condition.

I need to thank Pam McCallum of Scituate, Massachusetts for helping me
restore this book. Without her help, I could never have done it. She
enhanced the type fonts to make it more readable. Re-centered the
pages where needed. Due to the irregular placement of the page
numbers, too close to the edges in the lower corners, they had to be
cut off, but with 175 chapters, one for every two or three pages, it
is easy to find things.

One charge often made is that this book is a hatchet job by a
political opponent of Harding, who was probably a Democrat or a
Christian Religious Fanatic. There is no doubt some truth to this. It
would have been virtually impossible or at least unlikely for a simple
girl with a high school diploma who worked at various secretarial jobs
to have created this book, which was obviously well written, probably
by a professional writer. However, there is nothing wrong with that.
Almost all modern books nowadays have editors, proof readers and so
on. Also, throughout this book, Nan Britton expresses nothing but
admiration and respect for Warren G. Harding. She has nothing but good
things to say about the president. She simply thinks that there is
nothing wrong with a man sleeping with a woman. Others had done it,
even before President Harding. She probably never imagined that this
book would harm his reputation to the extent that it did. She wanted
only to provide for their daughter.

Nan Britton never remarried. It is said that Nan Britton loved Warren
G. Harding until the day she died on March 21, 1991 at age 94.

Sam Sloan

This book will soon be reprinted and available at the following
address:http://www.amazon.com/dp/0923891234


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Although this post is completely off-topic, I have to admit that I
found it interesting.

Jerry Spinrad

On Apr 19, 9:55*am, (Sam Sloan) wrote:



The President's Daughter by Nan Britton


The President's Daughter is the heart warming story of an innocent
young girl who became pregnant and gave birth to a child whose father
happened to be the President of the United States.


No. This is not a tawdry fable. This is fact. The President was Warren
G. Harding who then died suddenly. Some say he was murdered.


Largely on the strength of this and on the so-called “Teapot Dome
Scandal” Harding became known as the worst president the United States
ever had.


Of late, there has been a re-examination of President Harding, who was
president from 1921 to 1923. A recent book by John W Dean , who, as
the cover blurb notes in a massive understatement, is “no stranger to
presidential controversy” makes a strong case that not only was
President Harding not the worst, but he was perhaps the best president
the US ever had.


The Fall Guy in the Teapot Dome Scandal had been Albert Fall. However,
Fall had served as Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court and had
been for many years a United States Senator before joining the Harding
Administration, so it seems difficult to understand why Harding had to
take the fall for Fall.


Harding had many accomplishments as president, far more than most
presidents. For example, President Harding was the first to require
all departments of the government to have a budget. Harding cut
government expenditures by one billion dollars. Harding brought about
the economic reforms that started “The Roaring Twenties”, a period of
unequaled economic prosperity in America.


And, with Nan Britton as our witness, Harding was also the best lay.


Her book is great. In Chapter 18 she describes how on July 30, 1917
she finally lost her virginity to the future president after a long
courtship, in a New York City hotel on 30th Street overlooking
Broadway. Only moments after intercourse had been completed, the New
York City Vice Squad broke down the door. Harding was forced to
identify himself. When the police realized that their target, Warren
G. Harding, was a United States Senator (he was not yet president),
the Vice Squad apologized and beat a hasty retreat, after Harding gave
them a tip of $20. Harding told Britton that he was surprised that he
got away for less than $100.


Harding then explained that under the Constitution of the United
States, a Congressman or Senator is immune from arrest while going to
or from his place of office. Thus, since his stop-over in New York
City to see Nan Britton had been part of his journey from Ohio from
which he was a Senator to Washington DC, he could not be arrested.


Suddenly, this explains a curious recent incident in which Senator
Larry Graig of Idaho was arrested for tapping his toe in a public
restroom in an airport in Minnesota. Toe-tapping is, of course, a
vile, heinous, criminal offense, and when the toe-police arrested the
senator for tapping his toe, he immediately pulled out his
identification card showing that he was a United States Senator going
to or from his place of office and thus was immune from arrest.


Apparently, the police and the press must have thought that Senator
Larry Craig was trying to intimidate them by immediately identifying
himself as a United States Senator, whereas in reality he was merely
asserting his constitutional right to tap his toe as long as he was
traveling to or from his place of office in the United States Senate.


Similarly, in 1917, United States Senator Warren G. Harding knew his
rights and knew that he had every legal right to pop the cherry of Nan
Britton and could not be arrested for this.


This, however, raises another interesting legal question. Nan Britton
claims that she was born in 1896 and thus was 20 years old when the
cherry popping incident took place. However, one wonders, was it ever
illegal for a man to have sex with a 20-year-old woman in New York or
in any other state. Under current law, it is perfectly legal for man
to have sex with a woman in New York as long as she is at least 17
years old. In New Jersey, the legal age is 16. Thus, since time
immemorial, New York men have taken their 16-year-old girlfriends
across the river to New Jersey.


This makes one suspect that Nan Britton was in fact considerably
younger than the 20 years she claimed to have been when the New York
City Vice Squad raided the hotel room just after she had lost her
virginity to the future President Warren G. Harding.


Nan Britton explains that she really did not know how babies were
made. Her mother had never explained this to her. Senator Harding came
to the rescue and told her that he would explain to her how it was
done, and then he proceeded to do so.


It was not before long that Nan Britton discovered that she was
pregnant. Senator Harding set her up in a house in Asbury Park, New
Jersey and sent her money through messengers. Nan Britton created a
fake personality named E. N. Christian, whom, she claimed, was her
husband who had gone off to fight in World War I and had not yet
returned from Europe. This story was used to explain to her landlady
why she was pregnant but living alone in a rooming house. Similarly,
she wrote to her mother and her sister that E. N. Christian was her
employer and that all letters should be written to her c/o E. N.
Christian. Thus, she was able to keep her pregnancy and the subsequent
birth to her of an illegitimate child a secret from everybody, except
for her actual lover who was US Senator and Future President Warren G.
Harding.


Many biographers have mistakenly concluded that E. N. Christian was
her husband, a man whom she had married to legitimize the birth of her
child. However, in her autobiography, Nan Britton makes it clear that
E. N. Christian was entirely a fake personality. No such person ever
existed.


What is more remarkable is that she had only one baby by the future
President Harding. After giving birth, she could hardly wait to get
back into bed with him. Her book recounts the anxious time she spent
waiting to recover from childbirth so she could resume their sexual
activities.


In order to cover up that she had given birth to a child, she claimed
that an unknown friend had abandoned the child to her. She then
arranged for her sister and her sister's husband to adopt the
supposedly abandoned child. Her sister really did not know that the
child, Elizabeth Ann, was actually the child of Nan Britton and of
course the sister had no idea that Warren G. Harding was in any way
involved in this.


An interesting incident occurred when by chance Nan Britton met
Governor James Cox of Ohio while on a train to New York. Governor Cox
then made great efforts to seduce Nan Britton, inviting her to dinner,
riding with her in a taxi and so on. Governor Cox knew that she had
some connection with Senator Harding, although he almost certainly did
not know that she was actually Harding's mistress.


Later, this same James Cox, the man who had tried hard to seduce Nan
Britton, became the opposing candidate for President of the United
States. Warren G. Harding was the Republican Party Candidate. James
Cox was the Democratic Party Candidate. Harding won the election
easily. Nan Britton, who knew little about politics, wondered why they
even bothered to hold an election. It was just obvious to her that
Harding should be president.


Thus, everything was hunky dory. Elizabeth Ann had been legally
adopted by her sister and her brother-in-law, and meanwhile Nan
Britton was living in New York City and was free to visit Washington
DC and to have sex romps in the White House as much as circumstances
would allow.


There came a time when President Harding, at the height of his
popularity, decided to take a trip with his legal wife to Alaska,
which was the first trip ever by a president to the far western part
of the United States. Since the President was going to be away anyway,
Nan Britton took this opportunity to take a trip to France, which was
her first trip abroad.


While in France, the shocking news arrived that President Harding had
died. Nan Britton borrowed money from one Captain Neilson and was able
to board a quick boat back to the United States, hoping to arrive in
time for the funeral.


After her return, Nan Brtton soon discovered that her economic
circumstances worsened considerably. Up until that time, President
Warren G. Harding had been sending her cash money regularly, allowing
her to enjoy a fairly lavish life style. One of the messengers who
often brought her money from Harding was Tim Slade, who later on
became a close friend of Nan Britton. Tim Slade later confided that he
had long suspected that Nan Britton was actually the daughter of
President Harding, from some prior relationship. He had not originally
suspected that she was actually the mistress.


Nan Britton was now working at various secretarial jobs in New York
City. She was having trouble paying rent and making ends meet.
Meanwhile, her sister had adopted her daughter Elizabeth Ann. Soon,
her sister must have realized than Nan was actually the mother of
Elizabeth Ann. Nan Britton visited her daughter as often that she
could. She wanted her daughter to come back permanently to live with
her, but her circumstances would not allow it.


By now, Nan Britton was regularly approaching friends to borrow money.
One person who always seemed willing to loan her money was Captain
Nielson. Finally, Captain Neilson proposed marriage. He told her that
he had a lot of property in Norway and offered to


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NORMALCY

Warren Harding's presidency represented a return
to normalcy from World War I. He did a pretty good
job of it. Harding believed in a commercial republic
with limited government and little to do with the rest
of the world except to make it safe for commerce.

Harding's bodies were in the closet or in bed.
They were not lying by the millions in muddy fields of
Flanders, face up, rotting in the sun.

The little that Harding had to do with foreign
affairs involved disarmament and attempts to outlaw
war -- the latter being admittedly an impractical, if
highminded appeal to reason.

Harding offered us no grand visions, no promises
of sunny upland pastures of egalitarianism, no great
national missions or wars on drugs, poverty or Islam.
Instead, he suggested, as did Coolidge, who was
seconded so warmly by Mencken, that the business of
America is business.

The court historians and their acolytes on this
forum may prefer vast numbers of corpses that died
violently in some idealistic national project rather
than the simple, homely virtue of attempting to make
America ever richer.

Yours, Larry Parr



wrote:
Although this post is completely off-topic, I have to admit that I
found it interesting.

Jerry Spinrad

On Apr 19, 9:55?am, (Sam Sloan) wrote:
The President's Daughter by Nan Britton

The President's Daughter is the heart warming story of an innocent
young girl who became pregnant and gave birth to a child whose father
happened to be the President of the United States.

No. This is not a tawdry fable. This is fact. The President was Warren
G. Harding who then died suddenly. Some say he was murdered.

Largely on the strength of this and on the so-called ?Teapot Dome
Scandal? Harding became known as the worst president the United States
ever had.

Of late, there has been a re-examination of President Harding, who was
president from 1921 to 1923. A recent book by John W Dean , who, as
the cover blurb notes in a massive understatement, is ?no stranger to
presidential controversy? makes a strong case that not only was
President Harding not the worst, but he was perhaps the best president
the US ever had.

The Fall Guy in the Teapot Dome Scandal had been Albert Fall. However,
Fall had served as Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court and had
been for many years a United States Senator before joining the Harding
Administration, so it seems difficult to understand why Harding had to
take the fall for Fall.

Harding had many accomplishments as president, far more than most
presidents. For example, President Harding was the first to require
all departments of the government to have a budget. Harding cut
government expenditures by one billion dollars. Harding brought about
the economic reforms that started ?The Roaring Twenties?, a period of
unequaled economic prosperity in America.

And, with Nan Britton as our witness, Harding was also the best lay.

Her book is great. In Chapter 18 she describes how on July 30, 1917
she finally lost her virginity to the future president after a long
courtship, in a New York City hotel on 30th Street overlooking
Broadway. Only moments after intercourse had been completed, the New
York City Vice Squad broke down the door. Harding was forced to
identify himself. When the police realized that their target, Warren
G. Harding, was a United States Senator (he was not yet president),
the Vice Squad apologized and beat a hasty retreat, after Harding gave
them a tip of $20. Harding told Britton that he was surprised that he
got away for less than $100.

Harding then explained that under the Constitution of the United
States, a Congressman or Senator is immune from arrest while going to
or from his place of office. Thus, since his stop-over in New York
City to see Nan Britton had been part of his journey from Ohio from
which he was a Senator to Washington DC, he could not be arrested.

Suddenly, this explains a curious recent incident in which Senator
Larry Graig of Idaho was arrested for tapping his toe in a public
restroom in an airport in Minnesota. Toe-tapping is, of course, a
vile, heinous, criminal offense, and when the toe-police arrested the
senator for tapping his toe, he immediately pulled out his
identification card showing that he was a United States Senator going
to or from his place of office and thus was immune from arrest.

Apparently, the police and the press must have thought that Senator
Larry Craig was trying to intimidate them by immediately identifying
himself as a United States Senator, whereas in reality he was merely
asserting his constitutional right to tap his toe as long as he was
traveling to or from his place of office in the United States Senate.

Similarly, in 1917, United States Senator Warren G. Harding knew his
rights and knew that he had every legal right to pop the cherry of Nan
Britton and could not be arrested for this.

This, however, raises another interesting legal question. Nan Britton
claims that she was born in 1896 and thus was 20 years old when the
cherry popping incident took place. However, one wonders, was it ever
illegal for a man to have sex with a 20-year-old woman in New York or
in any other state. Under current law, it is perfectly legal for man
to have sex with a woman in New York as long as she is at least 17
years old. In New Jersey, the legal age is 16. Thus, since time
immemorial, New York men have taken their 16-year-old girlfriends
across the river to New Jersey.

This makes one suspect that Nan Britton was in fact considerably
younger than the 20 years she claimed to have been when the New York
City Vice Squad raided the hotel room just after she had lost her
virginity to the future President Warren G. Harding.

Nan Britton explains that she really did not know how babies were
made. Her mother had never explained this to her. Senator Harding came
to the rescue and told her that he would explain to her how it was
done, and then he proceeded to do so.

It was not before long that Nan Britton discovered that she was
pregnant. Senator Harding set her up in a house in Asbury Park, New
Jersey and sent her money through messengers. Nan Britton created a
fake personality named E. N. Christian, whom, she claimed, was her
husband who had gone off to fight in World War I and had not yet
returned from Europe. This story was used to explain to her landlady
why she was pregnant but living alone in a rooming house. Similarly,
she wrote to her mother and her sister that E. N. Christian was her
employer and that all letters should be written to her c/o E. N.
Christian. Thus, she was able to keep her pregnancy and the subsequent
birth to her of an illegitimate child a secret from everybody, except
for her actual lover who was US Senator and Future President Warren G.
Harding.

Many biographers have mistakenly concluded that E. N. Christian was
her husband, a man whom she had married to legitimize the birth of her
child. However, in her autobiography, Nan Britton makes it clear that
E. N. Christian was entirely a fake personality. No such person ever
existed.

What is more remarkable is that she had only one baby by the future
President Harding. After giving birth, she could hardly wait to get
back into bed with him. Her book recounts the anxious time she spent
waiting to recover from childbirth so she could resume their sexual
activities.

In order to cover up that she had given birth to a child, she claimed
that an unknown friend had abandoned the child to her. She then
arranged for her sister and her sister's husband to adopt the
supposedly abandoned child. Her sister really did not know that the
child, Elizabeth Ann, was actually the child of Nan Britton and of
course the sister had no idea that Warren G. Harding was in any way
involved in this.

An interesting incident occurred when by chance Nan Britton met
Governor James Cox of Ohio while on a train to New York. Governor Cox
then made great efforts to seduce Nan Britton, inviting her to dinner,
riding with her in a taxi and so on. Governor Cox knew that she had
some connection with Senator Harding, although he almost certainly did
not know that she was actually Harding's mistress.

Later, this same James Cox, the man who had tried hard to seduce Nan
Britton, became the opposing candidate for President of the United
States. Warren G. Harding was the Republican Party Candidate. James
Cox was the Democratic Party Candidate. Harding won the election
easily. Nan Britton, who knew little about politics, wondered why they
even bothered to hold an election. It was just obvious to her that
Harding should be president.

Thus, everything was hunky dory. Elizabeth Ann had been legally
adopted by her sister and her brother-in-law, and meanwhile Nan
Britton was living in New York City and was free to visit Washington
DC and to have sex romps in the White House as much as circumstances
would allow.

There came a time when President Harding, at the height of his
popularity, decided to take a trip with his legal wife to Alaska,
which was the first trip ever by a president to the far western part
of the United States. Since the President was going to be away anyway,
Nan Britton took this opportunity to take a trip to France, which was
her first trip abroad.

While in France, the shocking news arrived that President Harding had
died. Nan Britton borrowed money from one Captain Neilson and was able
to board a quick boat back to the United States, hoping to arrive in
time for the funeral.

After her return, Nan Brtton soon discovered that her economic
circumstances worsened considerably. Up until that time, President
Warren G. Harding had been sending her cash money regularly, allowing
her to enjoy a fairly lavish life style. One of the messengers who
often brought her money from Harding was Tim Slade, who later on
became a close friend of Nan Britton. Tim Slade later confided that he
had long suspected that Nan Britton was actually the daughter of
President Harding, from some prior relationship. He had not originally
suspected that she was actually the mistress.

Nan Britton was now working at various secretarial jobs in New York
City. She was having trouble paying rent and making ends meet.
Meanwhile, her sister had adopted her daughter Elizabeth Ann. Soon,
her sister must have realized than Nan was actually the mother of
Elizabeth Ann. Nan Britton visited her daughter as often that she
could. She wanted her daughter to come back permanently to live with
her, but her circumstances would not allow it.

By now, Nan Britton was regularly approaching friends to borrow money.
One person who always seemed willing to loan her money was Captain
Nielson. Finally, Captain Neilson proposed marriage. He told her that
he had a lot of property in Norway and offered to give her $25,000
immediately upon consideration of this marriage.

Finally, Nan Britton confided in him her secret, that she had a
daughter who was living with her sister in Chicago, and the only
reason she would marry Captain Neilson was to get her daughter back
permanently.

Nan Britton feared that upon hearing this news. Captain Nielson would
dump her. However, this did not happen. Instead, Captain Neilson
accepted this condition and the marriage ceremony took place.

However, Captain Neilson did not have the money with him at the
moment. First, he had to return to Norway, to sell the property he
owned, and then he would return and give her the money he had
promised.

Captain Neilson left by ship. When he returned weeks later, he had not
been successful in selling the property in Norway and he did not have
any money to give her. Soon, he left on another ship, and then another
and then another. Eventually, Nan Britton realized that he was working
on these ships. He was not the owner or even the captain. He had no
money and, when in New York, she had to support him, not the other way
around.

After Nan Britton finally realized that Captain Neilson had no money
at all, she was able to find a lawyer who arranged a divorce or an
annulment without charging much. However, for some time, she used the
name ?Nan Britton Neilson?.

Now that her plan of having enough money to recover her daughter by
marrying a rich man had fallen through, Nan Britton decided to contact
the family of the Late President Harding to ask them for help. It is
not true that they refused to help. They did offer to help. Daisy, the
sister of the late President Harding, often sent Nan Britton $40.
Other family members gave her small amounts of money as well. Tim
Slade once gave her $100. However, Nan Britton had rent and payments
to make. These small amounts of money plus her salary at various
secretarial jobs were not enough to support both her and her *******
kid. She needed more.

Nan Britton obviously believed that Warren G. Harding had been a
wealthy man. She estimated his estate as being between $500,000 to
$900,000. She only wanted $50,000 in a trust fund, which she felt was
reasonable. She was interviewed by the late president's brother,
Doctor Harding. The doctor obviously felt that her demands were
unreasonable. By then, the widow of the late president, Florence
Harding, had died too so, if Nan Britton could prove her claim that
Elizabeth Ann was the daughter of the late president, then she would
be entitled to the entire estate, as President Harding had left no
other heirs. His wife, Florence, had been much older and there had
been no children.

However, the truth was probably that President Harding did not have a
lot of money. He was deeply in debt and probably insolvent. Thus, the
small amounts such as the $40 that Daisy Harding often gave Nan
Britton was not the result of miserliness but rather because Daisy did
not have a lot of money herself and gave when she could.

Finally, Nan Britton made a decision which should be obvious to every
modern reader but it took a long time for Nan Britton to think of it
and was a hard decision for Nan Britton to reach, which was TO SELL
HER STORY.

The resulting book, The Presidents Daughter, has a story all its own.
Bills were introduced in the United States Congress to stop the
publication of this book or to make possession of it illegal. The FBI
took an interest. The New York City Vice Squad raided the printing
plant and confiscated all the plates. Nan Britton went to court and
got the plates back.

It is not clear the legal grounds on which the New York City Vice
Squad raided. Was it because the book was porn? Mild by modern
standards, it probably was by the standards of those times.

No major, reputable book publisher would touch this book. All turned
it down. Finally, a charitable foundation was formed just to help
protect the rights of illegitimate children and it was this
foundation, The Elizabeth Ann Guild, that published this book.
Naturally, as the book featured sex romps in the White House, it
became a best seller.

It was obviously an expensively produced book, with hard thick covers
and high quality paper, but without the input of a regular book
publisher, the print quality was poor, the pages often irregular, hard
to read and sometimes off center. When I first saw it, I thought that
this must be a pirate edition. The book is not old, it was published
in 1927, but I had never seen a book in such bad condition.

I need to thank Pam McCallum of Scituate, Massachusetts for helping me
restore this book. Without her help, I could never have done it. She
enhanced the type fonts to make it more readable. Re-centered the
pages where needed. Due to the irregular placement of the page
numbers, too close to the edges in the lower corners, they had to be
cut off, but with 175 chapters, one for every two or three pages, it
is easy to find things.

One charge often made is that this book is a hatchet job by a
political opponent of Harding, who was probably a Democrat or a
Christian Religious Fanatic. There is no doubt some truth to this. It
would have been virtually impossible or at least unlikely for a simple
girl with a high school diploma who worked at various secretarial jobs
to have created this book, which was obviously well written, probably
by a professional writer. However, there is nothing wrong with that.
Almost all modern books nowadays have editors, proof readers and so
on. Also, throughout this book, Nan Britton expresses nothing but
admiration and respect for Warren G. Harding. She has nothing but good
things to say about the president. She simply thinks that there is
nothing wrong with a man sleeping with a woman. Others had done it,
even before President Harding. She probably never imagined that this
book would harm his reputation to the extent that it did. She wanted
only to provide for their daughter.

Nan Britton never remarried. It is said that Nan Britton loved Warren
G. Harding until the day she died on March 21, 1991 at age 94.

Sam Sloan

This book will soon be reprinted and available at the following
address:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0923891234
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On Apr 20, 2:17*am, " wrote:
NORMALCY

* * Warren Harding's presidency represented a return
to normalcy from World War I. *He did a pretty good
job of it. *Harding believed in a commercial republic
with limited government and little to do with the rest
of the world except to make it safe for commerce.

* * Harding's bodies were in the closet or in bed.
They were not lying by the millions in muddy fields of
Flanders, face up, rotting in the sun.


A valid point if you're comparing Harding to, say, Kaiser Wilhelm.
If you're comparing him to Woodrow Wilson, talk of "millions" is way
off base. The official total of American military dead in WW I was
116,516 -- a far cry from millions.

* * * The little that Harding had to do with foreign
affairs involved disarmament and attempts to outlaw
war -- the latter being admittedly an impractical, if
highminded appeal to reason.


* * * Harding offered us no grand visions, no promises
of sunny upland pastures of egalitarianism, no great
national missions or wars on drugs, poverty or Islam.
Instead, he suggested, as did Coolidge, who was
seconded so warmly by Mencken, that the business of
America is business.

* * * The court historians and their acolytes on this
forum may prefer vast numbers of corpses that died
violently in some idealistic national project


Well, they may also have preferred that Europe not be subjugated to
German militarism, that civilians in neutral countries such as Belgium
not be subject to atrocities, that American ships not be sunk by
German submarines, and that Mexico not be urged to make war on us.
Little things like that.

rather
than the simple, homely virtue of attempting to make
America ever richer.


Then again, it seems reasonable to prefer that our President know
more than just which end of an ace is up, and that he spend less time
chasing skirts, and more time making sure his subordinates are
actually working to make America ever richer, rather than just
themselves.
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