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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed "F. D. Roosevelt" as Acting Secretary of the Navy.
    -April 3, 1919. Washington, D.C. One page. 8" x 10.5". Navy Department letterhead.
    -To: Lieutenant Commander Miles C. Gorgas, USN, San Francisco, California.
    -Light soiling with the usual fold creases, small holes and two small filing holes along the top edge, else very good.

    This official letter signed by FDR includes orders for Lieutenant Commander Gorgas, who was to travel from San Francisco, California to "such places in the Western Division as may be necessary to visit in connection with recruiting."

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    FDR signature, signed as Acting Secretary of the Navy, April 3, 1919. This official naval document, containing travel orders for Lieutenant Commander Miles C. Gorgas, United States Navy, Retired, details his permission to travel between San Francisco, California and "such places in the Western Division as may be necessary to visit in connection with recruiting." The order is signed at the bottom "F.D. Roosevelt" as Acting Secretary of the Navy, with a copy to Recruiting. An interesting and historic item.

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