Lot #78
William H. Taft

“Mr. Harding is unfortunate in his expressions, but I believe him to be an earnest and an honest man”
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“Mr. Harding is unfortunate in his expressions, but I believe him to be an earnest and an honest man”

TLS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 8 x 10.5, personal letterhead, November 17, 1920. Letter to Francis E. Clark. In part: “I agree with you that Mr. Harding is unfortunate in his expressions, but I believe him to be an earnest and an honest man, anxious to carry out his promises. He may have in his mind some method of doing this other than merely going to the League and securing a revision of it, but I am very confident…I had a talk with Mr. Root over the telephone…He suggested, and I agreed with him, that it was not well now to force matters.” Taft added numerous handwritten corrections throughout. Intersecting folds and various light creases, otherwise fine condition. By this time Taft had been rallying support for the League of Nations for years, and Harding had just won the presidential election in which the debate over joining played a pivotal role. A highly desirable example of a former president commenting on a future one. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #436 - Ended September 10, 2014





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