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    Harry S. Truman Typed Letter Signed and Two Grover Cleveland Autograph Letters Signed. In March 1952, Robert O. McNiel of Roanoke, Virginia, sent to President Harry S. Truman a January 4, 1897, autograph letter by President Grover Cleveland for his review. This lot includes Truman's response to McNiel and two January 4, 1897, Cleveland letters:
    Truman TLS One page, 6.75" x 8.75", White House letterhead, March 13, 1952. Truman sent his reply to McNiel from the U.S. Naval Station in Key West, Florida. He writes in full: "Dear Mr. McNiel: Accept my hearty thanks for your thoughtful letter of March 3rd. I found the text of that letter written by former President Cleveland on January 4, 1897 very interesting. I can well understand that it is a treasured part of your Presidential autograph collection. Very sincerely yours, [signed] Harry Truman" The letter is accompanied by the original White House envelope. The letter is in fine condition with one fold; the envelope is near fine with no tears and some slight creasing at the top.
    Cleveland ALS Three pages, 4.75" x 7.75", Executive Mansion letterhead, January 4, 1897. Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), the 22nd and 24th President, was in the final months of his second presidency (1893-1897) when he wrote this letter to Franklin MacVeagh of Chicago, in response to an invitation to the Jackson Day banquet held by the National Democrats of the Middle States. He concludes the letter "Yours very truly / Grover Cleveland" The letter is in near fine condition with one fold and some very light soiling.
    Cleveland ALS Two pages, 4.5" x 7", Executive Mansion letterhead, January 4, 1897. Cleveland, who was having problems with his writing hand, penned a second letter to Franklin MacVeagh the same day, apologizing for his poor penmanship and requesting that he be careful with the first letter should it be given to the press. The letter is in near fine condition with one fold and some very light soiling. He again concludes his letter "Yours very truly / Grover Cleveland" The original envelope, in very good condition with some soiling and acidification, accompanies the Cleveland letters.


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