Lot #39
Franklin D. Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed as President

"I can well understand your desire to return to active military duty when the ideals for which we fought then are again challenged"
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Estimate: $500+

Description

"I can well understand your desire to return to active military duty when the ideals for which we fought then are again challenged"

World War II-dated TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, November 24, 1942. Letter to Theodore L. Cogswell, accepting his resignation as Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, in part: "I wish to take this opportunity to express sincere appreciation of the faithful and efficient manner in which you have administered the affairs of your office. I note with interest that your thirty years in service there have been interrupted only for the two-year period you served as an officer in the American Expeditionary Forces in the first World War, where your record was marked with valor and distinction. I can well understand your desire to return to active military duty when the ideals for which we fought then are again challenged." In fine condition, with small pieces of archival tape on the back of the blank integral leaf.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021





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