PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/22/1943 - HFSID 226346
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT In a signed typed letter, the President reports seeking the IRS Commissioner's help on his personal taxes, but finding him to be "as much surprised as I was" by a quirk in estate tax law. Typed Letter Sigend: "Franklin D. Roosevelt" as President, 1 page, 7x8¾.
Sale Price $2,380.00
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
In a signed typed letter, the President reports seeking the IRS Commissioner's help on his personal taxes, but finding him to be "as much surprised as I was" by a quirk in estate tax law.
Typed Letter Sigend: "Franklin D. Roosevelt" as President, 1 page, 7x8¾. The White House, Washington, 1943 December 22. To Arthur J. Morris, Esq., President, Fulton Trust Company, New York City. In full: "I took up the matter of the distribution of the Estate with Mr. Hannigan, the new Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and he said he would get in touch with you at once to work out the schedule for the distribution to be made on December 31st. He seemed to be as much surprised as I was to learn that this is the only day in the year to make a distribution without paying a double tax. I am going to Hyde Park on the 23rd but will be back in Washington the morning of the 29th. I hope to see you soon. Merry Christmas!" The Commissioner of Internal Revenue is appointed by the President with the consent of the U.S. Senate. It appears as if the President used his appointee as a personal tax adviser. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on his family's 264-acre Hyde Park estate. The only son of a railroad executive, the future President enjoyed a privileged background. He later used the home, which contained 35 rooms and nine baths, as a summer White House. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, built in 1939-1940 as a repository for his presidential papers and memorabilia, is located on the estate. Both Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, are buried in a rose garden northeast of the family home. Fine condition.
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