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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as President.
    -November 1, 1940. Washington, D.C. One page. 7" x 9". White House letterhead.
    -To: Mr. William Taber, Chicago, Illinois.
    -Fold, light marginal aging, else fine condition.

    FDR writes, "I am grateful for your recent telegram. In these times of stress and anxiety it is very reassuring to have the pledge of confidence and loyalty in which your friends and associates join. In expressing my heartfelt appreciation, may I in return pledge the faith of this Administration to maintain, defend and pass unimpaired to those who are to follow us, those democratic institutions to which we owe all of our happiness as a free people." Taber was a labor leader, serving as treasurer for a union representing public transportation workers.


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    Franklin D. Roosevelt. Typed Letter Signed. One page (conjoining leaves), very special content in wording: The White House, Washington, November 1, 1940, just days before FDR's historic third election as President, with original envelope, to labor leader William Taber. The letter reads: "My dear Mr. Taber:/ I am grateful for your recent telegram. In these times of stress and anxiety it is very reassuring to have the pledge of confidence and loyalty in which your friends and associates join. In expressing my heartfelt appreciation, may I in return pledge the faith of this Administration to maintain, defend and pass unimpaired to those who are to follow us, those democratic institutions to which we owe all of our happiness as a free people./ Very sincerely yours,/ Franklin D. Roosevelt." (emphasis added) This letter is an absolute gem, political poetry!, with a very bold, magnificent signature from FDR.



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