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    Charming Autograph Letter Signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt A.L.S. "Franklin D. Roosevelt" on Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland letterhead, 1p., 7.25" x 10.5", "Westport Point, Mass.", Aug. 20, n.y., addressed to "My dear Clarkson". He writes, in large part: "Many thanks for your nice thought of me in the matter of the Mayoralty campaign. However I am ever grateful that I have always been an upstate farmer & therefore can't take part in N.Y. City politics!" Although undated, the letter clearly gives insight to FDR's already public position against the Tammany Hall rule that dominated the New York Democratic. A coy and witty response particularly ironic in reference to being an upstate farmer. The Roosevelt name was synonymous with wealth and prestige in all New York social circles. With a two small foxing spots, otherwise very clean and near fine. Tipped to a larger sheet.

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