Roosevelt arrived in Buffalo by train on Saturday afternoon, September 7th. He was on his way to the Iroquois Hotel when he was met by Ansley Wilcox and invited to stay at his home for the duration of his visit. While at the Wilcox home, Roosevelt met with the President's Cabinet, various Senators and Congressmen and also the press. He wanted to reassure the nation of McKinley's promised recovery. He visited President McKinley and dined at several other residences.