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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Hand Annotated Speech as Governor of New York. Two page typed speech, 8 1/2" x 12 1/2", bound by purple ribbon, annotated and signed "FDR" on the second page. The speech, ca. 1931, written as Governor, thanks those at a party in NYC for "this out-pouring of enthusiasm and display of faith in a great victory for our cause". The speech pertains to relief for the unemployed and the Temporary Emergency Relief Administration. FDR goes on to mention an issue of $30 million dollars in proposed bond issues, likely to raise the money for this effort. What is most interesting is what is written at the top of the second page pertaining to the stars of the stage and screen for helping in this effort. FDR also states "To you, my friends in the audience at this party, I want to say that I envy you-that I wish I could hear Eddie Dowling sing "Row, Row Row" and in FDR's hand "with Roosevelt", "and that I could join with you all". Eddie Dowling was a an actor, director and playwright. FDR continues "In my place I have sent my Mother and I know that she is happy to be with you. Tomorrow I shall hope to hear all about the party from her and I know that I shall then be still more envious than I am now". It is somewhat surprising the Sarah Roosevelt went in her sons place as she despised politics. The speech is heavily annotated in Roosevelt's hand, and is in fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2021
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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