Franklin D. Roosevelt – Excellent Content Letter Signed “more Power To Your Arm"
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Franklin D. Roosevelt – Excellent Content Letter Signed “more Power To Your Arm":
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) - 32. President of the United States
Typed letter signed “Franklin D. Roosevelt”. July 26th, 1920, on his embossed The Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Washington letterhead. One page, 8.0 x 9.0 inch. Addressed to Honorable James D. Phelan, U.S.S. in Washington D.C. The letter in full: “My dear Senator: It was awfully good of you to telegraph me on July 6th, and I greatly appreciate your kind thought in wishing me success at the coming election. I am proud to be on the ticket with Governor Cox, and I am sure that the young men of the country, and all of the progressive element will not fail to realize that Governor Cox is the best equipped man in the country to cope with the great problems now confronting the nation. It is good to have the support and interest of men like yourself, and I am counting on it during the coming campaign. I understand that the plans call for my visiting the West Cost again, and I hope to have the pleasure of seeing you at that time. With kindest regards, believe me, Sincerely yours,” Closely trimmed at the top and with tape traces at the upper corners, as well as mounting traces at the top on the reverse. None of this affects the text. The signature is bold, Roosevelt wrote a postscript at the end of the letter “More power to your arm!” This was an English drinking term of encouragement to one imbibing from a large container slung over his shoulder. James Middleton Cox (1870-1957) was the 46th and 48th Governor of Ohio, U.S. Representative from Ohio and Democratic candidate for President of the United States in the election of 1920. In the 1920 presidential election Cox was defeated by Warren G. Harding. Cox's running mate was the Assistant Secretary of the Navy and later President - Franklin D. Roosevelt. A fine example from an important period in FDR’s career and with excellent content. Comes with my Franklin D. Roosevelt autograph study.
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