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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as President.
    -February 13, 1934, Washington D.C. One page. 7" x 9". White House letterhead.
    -To: Bobby Steigerwalt, New York City.
    -Discoloration from mat, tape residue on verso. Very good overall.

    FDR writes, "I want to tell you that I am really deeply touched, not only by your thought of me on my birthday, but also for your wanting to help in the work which we are doing for crippled children. I am sending your letter to the Treasurer of the Warm Springs Foundation and you will receive a formal acknowledgment of your gift in due time."


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    Franklin D. Roosevelt. Typed Letter Signed. One page (quarto), The White House, Washington, February 13, 1934, to Bobby Steigerwalt of New York City, where FDR mentions his ongoing work with "crippled children." FDR writes: "My dear Bobby:/ I want to tell you that I am really deeply touched, not only by your thought of me on my birthday, but also for your wanting to help in the work which we are doing for crippled children./ I am sending your letter to the Treasurer of the Warm Springs Foundation and you will receive a formal acknowledgment of your gift in due time./ Very sincerely yours,/ Franklin D. Roosevelt." A very interesting letter in which FDR acknowledges his own emotions, mentions his ongoing work as President for "crippled children" and referencing the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation which FDR founded to battle infantile paralysis. A very poignant letter.



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