Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

Sale 3031 - Session 2 - United States Postal History and Flight Covers
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    Fillmore, Millard (1800-1874, 13th President 1850-53), "Free M. Fillmore" on buff colored cover to Mr. J.F. Jones, Journal Office, Boston Mass., "Free" handstamp at top right and "Buffalo N.Y. Feb 27, 1862" circular datestamp at bottom left, Very Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 130.00 USD
    Hammer price : 140.00 USD

    Lot# : 2003 Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

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    Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919, 26th President 1901-09), TLS dated May 2, 1898 signed "T. Roosevelt" on Navy Dept stationery (Roosevelt as Assistant Secretary), addressed to a Charles Clay in Hartford Ct informing that he would not be able to join the Rough Riders as "We are already over enlisted.", bold signature with some ink bleed, Fine and scarce, accompanied by the Navy Dept official envelope (roughly opened and reduced at left) with a letter to Mr Clay from Connecticut Senator JR Hawley informing him that he had sent a message to Roosevelt urging him to accept Mr Clay into the unit; Roosevelt's signature in the 1898-99 period is quite elusive

    The Rough Riders was a nickname given to the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of three such regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish-American War and the only one to see combat. Commanded by Col. Leonard Wood, his second in command was former Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt, a strong advocate for the Cuban War of Independence. Roosevelt resigned from his Navy Dept position four days after this letter was written in order to join his unit.

    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 USD
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