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    FDR Issues New York Proclamation at the death of Former President Taft.

    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Document Signed as New York Governor.
    -March 10, 1930. Albany, New York. Two pages. 6" x 9".
    -Excellent condition.

    Roosevelt issues an Executive Proclamation after the death of former President and Chief Justice of the United States William Howard Taft. A 1" x 1½" black and white photograph of President Taft is to the left of the words "Proclamation./ State of New York./ Executive Chamber" on the top of the first page. The Proclamation reads: "The passing of William Howard Taft, former President and Chief Justice of the United States, brings a feeling of universal sorrow to the people of New York. His many years of public service in wide fields, and the simplicity and generosity of his personality will be held always in affectionate remembrance/ Now, therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Governor of the State of New York, do hereby order the flag placed at half staff on all public buildings of the State for a period of thirty days./ Given under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State at the Capitol in the City of Albany this tenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty." Countersigned by Guernsey T. Cross, Secretary to the Governor." Gilt Seal of New York attached.


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    Franklin D. Roosevelt, two-page folio, each page 6 x 9" State of New York vignetted document signed as Governor, Albany, March 10, 1930. Roosevelt issues an Executive Proclamation after the death of former President and Chief Justice of the United States William Howard Taft. A 1 x 1½" black and white photograph of President Taft is to the left of the words "Proclamation./ State of New York./ Executive Chamber" on the top of the first page. The Proclamation reads: The passing of William Howard Taft, former President and Chief Justice of the United States, brings a feeling of universal sorrow to the people of New York. His many years of public service in wide fields, and the simplicity and generosity of his personality will be held always in affectionate remembrance/ Now, therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Governor of the State of New York, do hereby order the flag placed at half staff on all public buildings of the State for a period of thirty days./ Given under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State at the Capitol in the City of Albany this tenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty./ Franklin D. Roosevelt/ By the Governor:/ Guernsey T. Cross/ Secretary to the Governor." Gilt Seal of New York attached. Fine condition. A wonderful, and historic item and proclamation by Democratic Governor FDR in honor of the passing of Republican titan William Howard Taft, who succeeded FDR's cousin (and uncle by marriage) TR as President of the United States. A fabulous item.



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