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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Original Western Union Telegram Sent as President.
    -July 6, 1933. Washington, D.C. One page, 8" x 10.5". Western Union telegram.
    -To: Miss Theda Roseman Conewago, Pennsylvania.
    -Usual folds with two short splits along same (at top edge and at left edge), usual toning, else, fine.

    Congratulatory and light-hearted telegram sent by the president to young Theda Roseman, a "President Winner" [sic], reading in full: "My congratulations come to you and to your team for winning this contest. You've put up a great fight for which you have my deepest admiration. I regret that I cannot shake your hand and tell you personally but right now it is impossible to lay the cards on the table and quit the game for everyone is calling for a 'New Deal'. With this spirit in mind I urge you - 'To keep on 'shuffling' / No matter if you fail. / For ace is high when trump you hold - / Your hand will tell the tale'.' Franklin Delano Roosevelt." With Western Union envelope.


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    December, 2008
    2nd Tuesday
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