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PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/21/1914 - HFSID 252451

Franklin D. Roosevelt sends a typed letter of recommendation. TLS: "Franklin D. Roosevelt" as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1p, 6½x7. Washington, 1914 February 21. To an unnamed Governor; the lower portion of the page has been cut away removing the Governor's name.

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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
Franklin D. Roosevelt sends a typed letter of recommendation.
TLS: "Franklin D. Roosevelt" as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1p, 6½x7. Washington, 1914 February 21. To an unnamed Governor; the lower portion of the page has been cut away removing the Governor's name. In full: "It seems perfectly absurd that any additional recommendation of mine will be needed to convince you of the merits of a man you have known as long as and as well as our friend William A. Mallery, Jr., of Hillsdale. Mr. Mallery, however, seems to think that a line from me, calling your attention to his fitness for the position of Fiscal Supervisor of State Charities, may help and I am, of course, only too glad to say anything I can for him. You know all there is to know about him and I am sure that you feel he is more than capable of filling the position. It is equally obvious that Mr. Mallery comes from practically the same district as the late Mr. Tilden and that the political balance of things, as it were, could be maintained by his appointment. All this and many other reasons why Mr. Mallery is a candidate to be most carefully considered for this place are. of course, well known to you, and I would not think of bothering you with a letter expressing what you already know must be my personal hope that he will be appointed were it not that I had been asked to do so. Sincerely yours," There are 12 towns named Hillsdale in the United States including New York which has a Fiscal Supervisor of State Charities appointed by the Governor. Hillsdale, NY is less than 50 miles from FDR's Hyde Park, NY home. After impeached New York Governor William Sulzer was removed from office, Lieutenant Governor Martin H. Glynn became Governor of New York on October 27, 1913. Glynn was from Kinderhook, 25 miles from Hillsdale. So it is safe to say that FDR is writing to New York Governor Martin H. Glynn. Roosevelt served as Wilson's Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1913-1920. Receipt stamp at right margin "Feb 25 1914". 10 words underlined in pencil. Erased pencil note at upper right corner and "X" in red pencil touching date (unknown hand). Irregularly cut lower edge.

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