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Lot #63
Franklin D. Roosevelt

FDR passes the "Lend-Lease Bill" in 1941

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FDR passes the "Lend-Lease Bill" in 1941

World War II-dated TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, March 11, 1941. Letter to Dudley Field Malone, an attorney who earned considerable fame as a defense lawyer for John T. Scopes in the famous 1925 'Monkey Trial.' In full: "It was good of you to send me that message regarding the passage of the Lend-Lease Bill, and it is a great satisfaction to have your word of approval. Many thanks." At the bottom, the Malone writes a note dated April 21, 1941, in full: "Dear Peter, Franklin D. Roosevelt would back your love of peace, and your faith in him. He gave this thought to me and I give it to you, dear friend." In very good condition, with old tape remnants along trimmed edges, and light overall toning. FDR signed the 'Lend-Lease Bill' into law on the very same day, March 11, 1941, beginning the important program by which the United States provided the allied nations with supplies and materiel including food, oil, warships, aircraft, and weaponry.

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  • Auction Title: August
  • Dates: #533 - Ended August 08, 2018

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