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    Woodrow Wilson Autographed Note Signed as President on a White House card, 4" x 2.75". In full: "The bearer of this card, Mr. William Bayard Hale, is my personal friend, is travelling at my request, and any courtesies shown him or assistance rendered him I would deeply appreciate. Woodrow Wilson."
    Condition: Dampstaining at edges and light toning. Two small mounting remnants on verso. Together with a black and white photograph of Wilson measuring 4.5" x 7".

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    William Bayard Hale (1869-1924) was an American journalist who wrote a 1912 campaign biography of Woodrow Wilson who traveled to Mexico in 1913-1914 at the president's behest to investigate allegations that the American ambassador played a role in the overthrow of Mexico's president Francisco Madero by Mexican General Victoriano Huerta in 1913. This note may refer to Hale's clandestine visit to Mexico. Hale later had a falling out with Wilson and his reputation was tarnished after he sided with Germany during the run-up to World War I.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2016
    19th Wednesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 14
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