World War I-dated TLS, one page, 8.5 x 10.25, May 12, 1915. Written from Walnut Park in Syracuse, a letter to noted book publisher Irving Putnam, in full: "That is an excellent letter of yours. What the Germans really would mind, however, would be, not a withdrawal of our ambassadors, but what I have advocated in print—refusal, in view of their conduct, to permit trade with them, and the throwing wide open of trade, without any restrictions, to the other civilized nations, including the allies. This is the effective retaliation. Of course, if necessary, we could follow it up by seizing all their interned ships." In very good condition, with stains, three edge tears, and several areas of thin paper from prior mounting.
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