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    "...I shall only shoot mountain lion and bob cats..."

    Theodore Roosevelt: 1901 TLS Re: His Winchester Rifle. 1 pg. TLS, Oyster Bay, January 7, 1901, written as Vice President, to George Thatcher with one annotation and correction in Roosevelt's hand, boldly signed "Theodore Roosevelt". TR acknowledges the gift of a rifle and discusses his imminent hunting trip out west. In part: "... I leave this afternoon for the West, taking my 30.-30. Winchester, because I shall only shoot mountain lion and bob cats, which are easily killed... it goes without saying that I should immensely value the rifle - only I should feel very badly to deprive you of it... my guide's name, I think, is John Goff, but he may have another man with him..." Even toning, folded in sixth's, four tears repaired on verso, not affecting text or signature. From the Donald P. Dow Collection.

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