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THEODORE ROOSEVELTGood content T.L.S. "Theodore Roosevelt" with thirty words in his hand and several other handwritten corrections, 2pp., 7" x 10", Oyster Bay, NY, May 27, 1916, to Mrs. A.W. Nicholson of Portland, Oregon. In part: "...I am now receiving nearly two thousand letters a week, and it is almost impossible to deal with the mail, and utterly out of the question for me to answer the letters I prize the most with more than a few lines. Your letter has only just been brought before me, but not the story of Adison Bennet's to which you referred...I am happy to say I was of a little assistance in getting Homer's son a place on a railroad where...he was doing well...if I start a movement to give a stone to Homer, you have no conception of the multitude of similar movements I would have to go into. It seems churlish not to do as you request, but if you were in my place you would understand I simply can't undertake one such matter, without inviting like demands in hundreds of other cases...I wish I had met your boy so as to recognize him. If I had realized who he was, when he was playing polo on Long Island, I would have gotten him to come over for lunch...That was a striking experience you touched on in your letter. Of course, my experience has been exactly like yours as to the cowardice and hypocrisy of so many of the professional 'uplifters' with whom we are dealing...". Folds, with light toning, otherwise very good.
Estimate $ 800-1,000

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