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    Warren G. Harding Autograph Letter Signed "W. G. Harding" and, in a postscript "W.G.H.," two pages, 5.5" x 7", separate conjoined sheets. On his personal Marion Star stationery, Marion, Ohio, December 31, 1903. On November 3, 1903, nine weeks earlier, Myron T. Herrick and Warren G. Harding were elected Ohio's Governor and Lieutenant Governor respectively. They were inaugurated on January 11, 1904, eleven days after Harding wrote this letter to Herrick in Cleveland, addressing him as "My Dear Governor." In full, "The enclosed letter has reached me since I called you by telephone to trespass, with some embarrassment, anent your appointment of an assistant adjutant general. I don't want to become a 'knocker' or a meddler, but I can't resist affording you the information enclosed. The writer of the enclosed letter is the squarest fellow I ever met in politics. After you have perused the letter for your own satisfaction, please return to me. I trust you will do the justice to observe that I have no candidate to urge for this place." In a postscript, Harding adds "N. B. January 15 has been fixed for the little 'blow-out' here, as we talked. The fellows are counting on your coming and are rejoiced. I only mention this so you will put your date in note book. A happy new year, of course, to yourself and family." In 1910, Harding was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for Governor of Ohio; he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1914. Herrick sought to join his former Lieutenant Governor in the U. S. Senate, but was defeated in the 1916 election. In 1921, President Harding appointed Herrick U.S. Ambassador to France. Herrick served until he died at the U.S. Embassy in Paris in 1929. Fine condition. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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