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The Attorney General thanks the Literary Bureau of the Republican National Committee for sending him a campaign textbook.
Typed Letter signed: "Charles J. Bonaparte" as Attorney General, 1 page, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1908 September 15. To Richard V. Oulahan, Director, Literary Bureau, Republican National Committee. In full: "I am duly in receipt of your letter of the 12th instant, and of the campaign text-books which you so kindly sent me and which I am very glad to have. Please accept my sincere thanks for your courtesy in the matter. Very truly yours". Charles Jerome Bonaparte (1851-1921, born in Baltimore, Maryland) was President Theodore Roosevelt's Secretary of the Navy (1905-1906) and Attorney General (1906-1909). He was the grand-nephew of Emperor Napoleon I. He was a founder of two important national reform organizations, the Municipal League and the Civil Service Reform League. Bonaparte disliked modern technology, refusing to electrify his Maryland estate and commuting until his death in a horse-drawn carriage. It was customary in the late 18th and early 19th centuries for US political parties to issue campaign textbooks detailing the Party's platform and giving arguments to be employed in support of it. The one mentioned here must have been issued in support of the Presidential campaign of William Howard Taft- Teddy Roosevelt's hand-picked successor and later opponent. Toned at left edge. Multiple mailing folds. Stain on verso (light show through). Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: June 9, 1851 in Baltimore, Maryland
Died: June 28, 1921 in Baltimore County, Maryland

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