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    Governor Smith wants to prosecute those wagering on the national pastime!

    Baseball - Alfred Emanuel Smith Typed Letter Signed, three pages on State of New York Executive Chamber stationary with gold-embossed seal, 8" x 10.5", April 29, 1925, to The Sheriff of Albany County (a position Smith previously held). A detailed letter concerning the "Albany baseball pool" and the need to prosecute offenders. "I am of the opinion that it is operating in violation of the law and the State of New York cannot be the headquarters for the operation of pools of any kind..." Smith (1873-1944) was the Democratic candidate for President against Herbert Hoover in 1928 and was the first Catholic nominated. With light soiling and paperclip stain at top, otherwise near fine. Excellent!

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