PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/06/1900 - HFSID 4843
Sale Price $680.00
The former President declines an offer of property on the Georgia coast because "I am not in a situation financially or otherwise to consider a proposition for its purchase."
Autograph Letter Signed: "Grover Cleveland". 1 page, 4½x7. Princeton, 1900 June 6. To Miss Platt. In full: "I desire to thank you for the trouble you have taken to present the property on the Ga. coast soon to be sold. I am sorry to say however that I am not in a situation financially or otherwise to consider a proposition for its purchase." Three years earlier, Cleveland had left the White House after serving two non-consecutive terms (1885-1889, 1893-1897). Hehad a home in Princeton, New Jersey and a summer home on Cape Cod. He married late (he was 49 and his bride was 21) and had four young children when this letter was written: Ruth (8), Esther (6), Marion (4) and Richard (2). A second son, Francis, was born in 1903. At his death in 1908, Grover Cleveland's estate was valued at $250,000. (A quarter million dollars in 1908 amounts to approximately $600,000 in 2010 prices.) Slightly creased. Fine condition.
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