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(DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER) An interesting group of three telegrams (unsigned), written by Eisenhower either as President seeking re-election or campaigning for his first Presidency, with fine content. The longest of the three is written to Robert B. Crow, chairman of the Deerfield Republican Committee, in part: "...Nothing would give me greater personal pleasure than to come to Massachusetts to bring this message to you...But with only one free day available before November second, I am able to visit only a few states. Will you please convey...my conviction that voting is not only a privilege of every citizen but his first duty. Only if every qualified voter casts a ballot can public servants have certain knowledge that their acts reflect the will of the people. This is the first essential of free government. Yet, I hear constantly about complacency and apathy toward this critical election. Friends tell me this is because the people are satisfied, on the whole. with the kind of government and kind of grogram [sic] they are getting...it is unbelievable to me that good government cannot command as much zealous support as bad government commands opposition. Let us, therefore, do everything we possibly can to persuade every voter to express himself on election day. So let's roll up a tremendous vote...". Along with two other brief telegrams, one again to Crow and the other to Dr. Frank Boyden, regarding Republican rallies. Longest telegram bears marginal wear and splitting, otherwise good condition. Three pieces.
Estimate $ 150-200

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