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Lot #132
William H. Taft

Presidential TLS on a judicial appointment

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Presidential TLS on a judicial appointment

TLS as president signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, May 12, 1910. Taft writes to E. E. E. McJimsey, postmaster of Springfield, Missouri. In part: “It gave me great pleasure to name you as postmaster at Springfield. I have not yet decided whether to nominate Mr. Van Valkenburgh as judge for the western district of Missouri or not. There are some considerations which let me to [handwritten addition: want] another name, but should I [handwritten correction: name Van V.] I shall be glad to take your suggestions in respect to his successor into serious consideration….” Mild handling wear, otherwise fine condition. Auction LOA John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #331 - Ended March 12, 2008