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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: FDR Bill Signing Pen With Original Letter of Provenance.
    -Pen: 8.75", wooden shaft, maker marked Eagle Pencil Co., New York. Letter: Typed, one page, 6.25" x 9.25", on White House letterhead, March 9, 1943, signed by FDR's secretary M. H. McIntyre, to Mr. Walter W. Patterson, Jacksonville, Florida.

    A remarkable group consisting of one of the pens FDR used to sign an act amending the Communications Act of 1934, which permitted consolidation and mergers of domestic telephone carriers, among other things. The letter reads, in part: "My dear Mr. Patterson:/ In accordance with your request, I/ have pleasure in sending you herewith one of/ the pens used by the President on March sixth/ in signing: S. 158...Very sincerely yours,/ M. H. McIntyre". Aside from being the wire chief of the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company, further research may ultimately discover what role, if any, Mr. Patterson played in encouraging passage of the amendment, and why he was honored with one of the pens used to sign an act that would have presumably benefited.

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