Lot #19
Grover Cleveland

Declining to get “wired”

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Declining to get “wired”

ALS, three pages on two adjoining 4.25 x 6.75 sheets, personal letterhead, September 11, 1895. Cleveland writes to Thomas Roche, Superintendent of Western Union. In part: “Your letter offering on behalf of the Western Union Telegraph Company to extend a wire to Gray Gables, something [about] that business to start the machinery of the Atlanta Exposition from my home, is at hand. I have contacted Savannah in this matter because I did not know which arrangements would be made by the managers of the Exposition, and for the further reason that I doubted if I was justified in putting the Company to the trouble….” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Cleveland’s hand. In fine condition, with mild toning and a few small tears (one very slightly touching signature). LOA John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #318 - Ended February 14, 2007