Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as New York Governor (President-Elect). December 28, 1932. Albany, New York. One page. 8.5" x 11". Executive Mansion letterhead. Original transmittal envelope included. To William J. French of Newburgh, New York. In this letter, FDR offers advice to an unemployed man who has fallen on hard times during the Great Depression. The president-elect writes (in part): "I remember your father very well, of course, and you yourself when you were a small boy. I wish I could suggest something definite in regard to employment. May I suggest that you go over to Middletown and see Dr. Robert Woodman, Superintendent of Middletown State Hospital, and show him this letter. It is possible that they may have some work there. As you know, most State positions are under the civil service, but there is sometimes work for chauffeurs or messengers." Original folds, signature slightly faded to brown, else near fine.

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