Lot #48
William H. Taft

“Es ist zum lachen”
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Estimate: $200+


“Es ist zum lachen”

TLS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 8 x 10.5, personal letterhead, October 8, 1919. Letter to newspaper correspondent Gus J. Karger concerning negotiations over the League of Nations, in part: “I have been over all the reservations and have tried to redraft them in a form that would be less offensive than those which the Republicans have prepared and are likely to put forward, with the hope that the Democrats may take this form and press it upon the Republicans as a basis of compromise. You will see that they are in the form of interpretative reservations and that they do not insult other countries…I observed in the Tribune—I think it was—an ungracious remark that other Republicans are angry because I did not come to see them and confined my attentions to the mild reservationists. I think Watson was the gentleman who suggested this state of impatience, it being intimated that he was prepared to deliver a lecture to me.” At the end, he hand writes, “Es ist zum lachen [It is to laugh].” In very good to fine condition, with rusty paperclip marks to upper left corner and a bit of light irregular toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs And Artifacts Featuring Animation
  • Dates: #479 - Ended July 13, 2016

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