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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Document Signed as New York Governor.
    -September 21, 1931. Albany, New York. One page. 8.5" x 13". State of New York letterhead and seal.
    -To: William E. Matthews of New York City.
    -Original folds, signature slightly faded to brown, else fine.

    FDR writes (in part): "Complying with the request that the State of New York be represented at the Twenty-fourth Annual Convention of the Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Governor of the State of New York, do hereby designate William E. Matthews of New York City, as a delegate to represent this State at said Convention to be held at Boston, Massachusetts, October fifth to ninth, nineteen hundred and thirty-one." Also signed by Guernsey T. Cross, Secretary to the Governor.


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    Franklin D. Roosevelt, a full-page folio State of New York vignetted document signed as Governor, Albany, September 21, 1931. FDR writes: "Complying with the request that the State of New York be represented at the Twenty-fourth Annual Convention of the Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Governor of the State of New York, do hereby designate/ William E. Matthews/ of New York City, as a delegate to represent this State at said Convention to be held at Boston, Massachusetts, October fifth to ninth, nineteen hundred and thirty-one./ Given under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State at the Capitol in the City of Albany this twenty-first day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-one./ Franklin D. Roosevelt/ By the Governor:/ Guernsey T. Cross/ Secretary to the Governor." Gilt Seal of New York attached.



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