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    Grover Cleveland Thanks the Caretaker of His Confidant E. C. Benedict Fine content autograph letter signed, "Grover Cleveland," 2 pages, 4.5" x 6.25", Princeton, Nov. 3, 1907 to J. Edward Simmons in New York thanking him for taking care of his old friend and confidant, railroad magnate Commodore E.C. Benedict. According to some accounts, the Commodore was the namesake for the breakfast dish eggs benedict. Cleveland writes in full, "As an old time friend of Com. E.C. Benedict, I cannot resist the impulse to express my delight upon the receipt of information that you have determined to afford him aid and comfort in his present perplexity. He has be so constantly kind to me in every way, that I cannot but feel permanently indebted in all that concerns his welfare and peace of mind. So without his knowledge and prompted solely by my affection for him, I desire to thank you for coming to the relief of my friend, at a time when added to save affliction in his domestic life...." Light horizontal creases and very light toning to left margin of the first page. A fine example from this country's only non-consecutive two-time President! Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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