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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter with Autograph Endorsement Signed as President.
    -Date-stamped November 25, 1941. Washington, D.C. One page. 8" x 10.5". Department of State letterhead.
    -To: Alexander C. Kirk, U.S. Minister to Saudi Arabia.
    -Paper significantly toned with long splits in the fold creases and chips along the margins, else very good.

    Issued barely a week before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Sumner Welles, FDR's Secretary of State sends Foreign Minister Kirk a letter of introduction for Trumbull Barton, son of Massachusetts industrialist George S. Barton, who is being sent to the Near East with the American Field Service in Cairo. The letter is signed boldly by Welles, beneath which FDR has written: "Dear Kirk - This boy's father is an/ old & close friend of mine./ Yours,/ Franklin D. Roosevelt".


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