Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt

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Auction Date:2018 Dec 05 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, United States Civil Service Commission letterhead, February 13, 1891. Letter to William Potts, in full: “I do not think I can possibly get on for the 19th. I have got to speak in New Haven anyhow on the 18th, which I bitterly regret, for in the present crisis I do not want to be away from Washington. We are in danger of being starved by having our entire appropriation cut off. I do wish that our Massachusetts men would attend proper severity to Congressmen Cogswell, O’Neil and Walker.” Roosevelt adds a lengthy handwritten postscript, which he begins in the lower border and continues vertically in the upper right margin: “P.S. Thanks to the magnificent pluck and leadership of Lodge, McComas and Butterworth, the active help of Reed, and the cleverness of Dingly, the fight has been won since the above was written. Boatner and Dockey and Clements, Democrats, aided in a subordinate way. The Tribune and Times have had equally unjust and partisan accounts of the matter. Ido wish our Ass.[istant] would take strong ground for the gentlemen named above, and also for Moore of N.H., Lehlbach of N.J. and Green Halge of Mass. & Tracy of N.Y. / Besides praising the men given at the foot of this letter the Ass. ought to attack by name Payson of Ill., Camson of Ill., Cogswell and Walker of Mass. & Grosvenor of Ohio (Republicans); Mineola of N.Y. together with Mansur of Mo., & Crain of Texas (Democrats).” In fine condition, with light soiling, and two small tape stains to the left edge.