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    Theodore Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed. One page on Metropolitan magazine letterhead, 8" x 10", New York City, January 23, 1918, to Mr. H.S. Ferbrache, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Inscribed "Personal" on the left margin, this typed letter has a few insertions in TR's hand. It reads in full as follows: "My dear Mr. Ferbrache: The clipping you enclosed was from a piece by one of the Administration's friends, engaged in helping the Administration 'play politics'. I have never 'played politics' in any matter concerning the welfare of the country , or during this war. I regret that the administration has seen fit to play politics; and what you and all other good Americans should do is heartily to support men in calling attention to the shameful and scandalous shortcomings which interfere with our efficiency in this war. I will support any man, Democrat or Republican, who at this crisis shows himself to be a first class patriot; but I will not be withheld from telling the truth when the truth is neccessary, no matter who it effects. sincerely yours,". Three old vertical tape repairs along split folds, one of which impacts the signature. Professionally framed with a likeness of Roosevelt and a custom name plate. 26.25" x 20.25" overall dimensions.

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