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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as New York Governor.
    -August 3, 1931. Albany, New York. One page. 8" x 10.5". State of New York letterhead.
    -To: Ferris E. Reeve of New York City.
    -Original folds, some toning, creases, soiling and wear, else near fine.

    In response to an invitation to provide a welcome for the Governor of Mississippi, FDR writes (in part): "In reply to your letter of July fifteenth I have been very glad to designate the Honorable Mark Graves, a member of the State Department of Taxation and Finance, to represent me at the joint meeting of the New York City Kiwanis Club, the Merchants' Association of New York and the Chamber of Commerce, since plans to which I am already committed make it impossible for me to be present. Commissioner Graves is very well informed on all matters of state and I am confident that his discussion of any subject he may deem fitting for the occasion will be most interesting. I appreciate your kind invitation and particularly regret my inability to welcome Governor Murphree to the State of New York."


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    Interesting letter on State of New York, Executive Chamber, Albany stationery, dated August 3, 1931, to Mr. Ferris E. Reeve, Reeve & Schumann, 560 Fifth Avenue, New York City, regarding FDR's "stand in" for several appearances. FDR writes "My dear Mr. Reeve:/ In reply to your letter of July fifteenth I have been very glad to designate the Honorable Mark Graves, a member of the State Department of Taxation and Finance, to represent me at the joint meeting of the New York City Kiwanis Club, the Merchants' Association of New York and the Chamber of Commerce, since plans to which I am already committed make it impossible for me to be present. Commissioner Graves is very well informed on all matters of state and I am confident that his discussion of any subject he may deem fitting for the occasion will be most interesting./ I appreciate your kind invitation and particularly regret my inability to welcome Governor Murphree to the State of New York./ Very sincerely yours,/ Franklin D. Roosevelt." The Governor to whom FDR refers was Dennis H. Murphree (1886-1949), the Governor of Mississippi.



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