Franklin D. Roosevelt: Autograph Note Signed "Roosevelt" as President Regarding Banquet Address.
    -No date. Washington, D.C. One page. 5.5" x 8", White House stationery.
    -To: Press Secretary Stephen Early.
    -Very fine condition, a rusty paperclip imprint.

    FDR writes (in pencil): "Early:/ Address at banquet twenty minutes. Believe it may be instructive internationally, though primarily historical./ Roosevelt". He had originally written "about" but crossed it out and replaced it with "at banquet". Early and Roosevelt met at the 1912 Democratic National Convention and maintained their friendship throughout the following years. When elected president in 1932, FDR asked Early to be his press secretary, a post in which he served until Roosevelt's death in 1945. He is considered to be the first "modern" press secretary. A rare handwritten note with interesting content and an uncommon signature form.

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