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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed "FR" as President.
    -October 24, 1944. Washington, D.C. One page. 7" x 9". White House letterhead. Original envelope of transmittal included.
    -To: Honorable Samuel Mandelbaum, New York.
    -Mailing fold, extremely minor soiling, else about fine.

    FDR writes, "Your kind message of October twenty-second means a great deal to me. I appreciate it immensely." Mandelbaum had been one of Roosevelt's closest advisors while New York governor. As president, FDR nominated him as a judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. FDR's abbreviated signature is very shaky, given that this letter was signed less than six months before his passing.


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    Letter of thanks signed October 24, 1944 on The White House Washington stationery to the Honorable Samuel Mandelbaum.  Written within six months of his own passing, just before his fourth election as President of the United States during World War II, FDR writes: "Dear Sammy: / Your kind message of October twenty-second means a great deal to me.  I appreciate it immensely./ As ever yours,/ FR." FDR's abbreviated signature is very shaky, and given that this letter was signed less than six months before FDR's passing, and shortly before FDR's fourth historic election to the Presidency, it has special significance.



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