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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed with Holographic Correction as New York Governor.
    -June 20, 1932. Albany, New York. One page. 8" x 10.5". State of New York letterhead.
    -C. M. Connell of Fairmont, West Virginia.
    -Original folds, minor wear, else fine.

    FDR writes (in full): "Dear [Mr. Connell: crossed out by FDR] Charlie [handwritten]: I have your letter just as I am leaving Albany, and I want to thank you for writing me. I understand the situation perfectly and I want you to come to see me after the Convention. Will you call my Secretary at the Executive Mansion for an appointment after the first of July? Very sincerely yours," signed, "Franklin D. Roosevelt". There is another handwritten notation, in pencil, presumably by Mr. Connell, including the name and address of FDR's "Secretary at the Executive Mansion," Marguerite A. "Missy" LeHand.


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    Franklin D. Roosevelt. Typed Letter Signed. One page 4to, State of New York, Executive Chamber letterhead, June 20, 1932, just before his nomination as the Democratic candidate for President of the United States, with very interesting content, to C. M. Connell, Esq. Of Fairmont, West Virginia, with FDR crossing out the formal name and writing "Charlie" beside the crossed-out name in FDR's own hand. FDR writes: " Dear [Mr. Connell: crossed out by FDR] Charlie [written by FDR in his own hand]:/ I have your letter just as I am leaving Albany, and I want to thank you for writing me. I understand the situation perfectly and I want you to come to see me after the Convention. Will you call my Secretary at the Executive Mansion for an appointment after the first of July?/ Very sincerely yours,/ Franklin D. Roosevelt." In the midst of preparing for the commencement of the 1932 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois that ultimately nominated him, while simultaneously preparing to do battle with New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker, FDR writes this letter to his political friend and ally in West Virginia, in an early indication that FDR might be nominated as the Democratic candidate for President of the United States, a terrific and timely letter written by FDR. Interestingly there is notation written on the letter in pencil, presumably by Mr. Connell, with the name and address of FDR's "Secretary at the Executive Mansion" Marguerite A. "Missy" LeHand: "Miss LeHand/ Albany 32255."



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