Franklin D. Roosevelt: Autograph Letter Signed as Assistant Secretary of the Navy. 1913. Washington, D.C. Two pages. 7" x 9.25", Assistant Navy Secretary letterhead. To Mr. Hamlin of Boston, Massachusetts. From early in his career at the Navy Department, FDR declines an invitation. In full: "Dear Mr. Hamlin - / I find I can only be in Boston a few hours, arriving at eight and leaving again at five on Monday./ I should much like to have a talk with you and you are both so good to ask me to stay with you - I shall be at the Navy Yard all the time except for a [Harvard] Class luncheon at one o'clock somewhere down Town - so I fear we cannot connect this time./ Please give my warmest regards to Mrs. Hamlin./ Very sincerely, Franklin D. Roosevelt." Near very good condition. Ink has blurred and there is paper loss at top. Entire text is readable.

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