The Ultimate World War II FDR Letter, Foreshadowing the U. N. and Stressing "Our most important job now is to win the war at the earliest possible date." Thirty-second President (1933-1945). Appointed assistant secretary of the Navy by Wilson, he later contracted polio. While Governor of New York, he announced his candidacy for president, which he won easily. His fireside chats assured a worried nation, and his "alphabet soup" programs tried to restore the economy. During his unprecedented four terms, he declared war on Japan and Germany after Pearl Harbor, but died a month before victory. The letter, written on White House stationery, is to Joseph Curran, and reads in full: "The receipt is acknowledged of your letter of July 26, 1944, which has been given careful consideration. Thanks very much for your comments with regard to my keynote address to the International Monetary Committee recently held at Bretton Woods. With regard to an international shipping conference by the Department of State and the U. S. Maritime Commission-War Shipping Administration. It is a matter of vital importance that the question of international shipping be taken up at the proper time, especially in view of the fact that many of the governments of the United Nations are not in control of their own countries - governments in exile. As a result of these conditions the question of timing assumes paramount importance. Your suggestions will be given careful consideration and I shall be glad to consider any further suggestions you care to submit from time to time. Our most important job now is to win the war at the earliest possible date. Very sincerely yours, (signed) Franklin D. Roosevelt." Two pages, 8" x 10.5", in Fine condition but for minor staple mark at upper left corner. Dated August 22, 1944. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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