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    Calvin Coolidge Typed Letter Signed as president. One page, 7" x 9", December 5, 1923, Washington, on White House letterhead, to Senator Selden P. Spencer of Missouri. "Personal" is typed at the top and underlined. This letter, concerning how Coolidge handles government appointments, reads in part: "A very great many appointments come over my desk from the Departments which, necessarily, I take on their recommendation, because I have entire confidence in their judgment. I am also entrusted with the duty of making a great many myself. It is my intention to consult the members of the Senate of our party about these appointments. I wish you would keep this in mind and understand that if there is any other action it would be an oversight. There may be some cases where you will not be able to agree with me, but I want to let you know that I desire the suggestions of all those who are supporting and working with our party, and also to consult others that I might think would be helpful." President Coolidge had only been in office four months when he sent this letter to Selden Spencer, who served as senator from 1918 until his death in 1925. Toned with large presidential signature; fine.

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