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    "...Winston Churchill. It makes me very happy to learn that he is gradually improving."

    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as President Mentions Churchill's Health.
    -December 23, 1943. Washington, D.C. One page. 7" x 9", double matted and framed to 18.5" x 14.5". White House letterhead.
    -To: Honorable Herbert Bayard Swope of New York.
    -Original fold, minor foxing and creasing, else fine.

    In this excellent content Yuletide letter to journalist and war correspondent Herbert Bayard Swope, FDR writes (in part) "I greatly appreciate that message you sent me from Florida, and want to thank you, too, for your solicitous interest in Winston Churchill. It makes me very happy to learn that he is gradually improving." Less than a month earlier, FDR and Churchill had met with Josef Stalin at the historic Tehran Conference, and now the British Prime Minister was recovering from a bout of pneumonia. Double matted and framed with a 5" x 7" portrait of FDR.


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