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#24 - Theodore Roosevelt

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President Roosevelt finds himself "with renewed sympathy, and regret that I have no power in the matter"


TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, March 6, 1907. Letter to Nannie, in full: “Pray accept my deep sympathy in your troubles. As John will tell you, the Federal Government has nothing to do with any State matter of that kind. We have no power to interfere in any way. John is a lawyer and he will know far better than I what steps you can take. Wishing you all good fortune in your efforts, dear Nannie.” Roosevelt makes three emendations in his own hand, and adds at the conclusion, “with renewed sympathy, and regret that I have no power in the matter.” In fine condition. The wife of Theodore Roosevelt’s first cousin John, Nannie Roosevelt institutionalized her delusional sister Blanche at the Bloomingdale Asylum in 1903. She spent the next five years struggling to gain control of Blanche’s finances to ensure that her income would be devoted to her care. Serving in the nation’s highest office and removed from State affairs, President Roosevelt found himself unable to get involved in this emotional family case. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.

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