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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as President.
    -January 10, 1939. Washington, D.C. One page, 7" x 8.75". White House letterhead.
    -To: Frank O. Salisbury, Hamstead, England.
    -With the usual fold creases, else fine.

    FDR writes to his "official" portraitist: "My dear Mr. Salisbury:/ Thank you much for that grand cable about my Message to the Congress. I am delighted that you found it good and appreciate much your thoughtfulness./ With all good wishes,/ Very sincerely yours,/ Franklin D. Roosevelt". Frank O. Salisbury painted one of the most well regarded portraits of FDR (and FDR's favorite). The portrait was originally commissioned by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and now hangs in the Entrance Hall at The White House.


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