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    William J. Clinton, early, scarce and most extraordinary Autograph Letter Signed twice, "Wm. J. Clinton" and "Bill", one page, 5.5 x 3.5 inches, Washington, [February 2, 1966] to his grandmother on the verso of a color postcard bearing a racist image of a black youth eagerly polishing a watermelon bearing the title "HOPE, ARKANSAS / HOME OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST WATERMELON". Clinton, then a graduate student at Georgetown, writes to his mother, "Dear Mammaw, Thought I would send you one of your cards just to prove I'm using them! My tests are over and I'm just startin ght second term. Hope you are well and happy. Say hello to Budlye Ollie - See you later - Love, Bill" At the top center, he writes his return address, hence adding the second signature "Wm. J. Clinton Box 289 GT, DC 20007" Addressed in his hand to "Mrs Edith Cassidy / Hope Nursing Home / Main Street / Hope, Arkansas" Below the address, Mrs. Cassidy has noted the date of receipt "Feb 3 1966" Stamped with a Washington, D. C., February 2, 1966 postmark at top center. A superbly ironic association piece revealing Clinton's roots and his sense of humor. In very fine condition. Housed in a lovely custom green-cloth slipcase bearing two black and white portraits of Clinton on flaps with green leather binding on the exterior with gilt titling on a ribbed spine.

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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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