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    William H. Taft Typed Letter Signed "Wm H. Taft." One page on Supreme Court letterhead, 8" x 10.5", Washington, D.C.; May 23, 1922. Addressed to Robert Todd Lincoln making arrangements for transportation to the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial: "Justice Van Devanter writes me that it would be much more convenient for you and Mrs. Lincoln if you and Mrs. Lincoln and Dr. Adams in your car could follow mine as we got to the dedication, and if Mrs. Lincoln and Dr. Adams could sit near you during the ceremony. There will be no trouble about this at all. I shall advise you as to the time when you should be here with your car, and your car and mine will go down at the same time. Mrs. Lincoln and the Doctor will have a seat very near you, and very near where the President and Mrs. Harding and you and I are to sit. I hope, therefore, you will give yourself no further worry in respect to the matter. I am delighted to know that you are going to come..." The dedication of the Lincoln Memorial occurred one week later, on the 30th of May, 1922.

    Condition: Usual mail folds, light toning, with a pencil notation at lower margin. Spots of mounting residue on verso. Overall very fine.

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