PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/08/1900 - HFSID 30794
Sale Price $680.00
Grover Cleveland wrote this letter from Princeton, New Jersey in 1900, thanking him for a letter, adding that "I wish everybody would read the letter back, and practice its teachings."
Autograph letter signed "Grover Cleveland". Erased pencil notations in top left corner in unknown hand. 1 page, 4½x6¾, 1 sheet folded. Princeton, New Jersey, Dec. 8, 1900. Addressed to William J. Gibson, Esq. In full: "Dear Sir: I enclose a card with my name written in my hand [not included] and apologize for my delay in sending it. I thank you for sending me your 'Ten Reasons'. I wish everybody would read the letter back, and practice its teachings. Yours very truly". Cleveland (1837-1908, born in Caldwell, New Jersey), served as the 22nd U.S. President from 1885-1889. He was the first Democratic President elected after the Civil War and became a Democratic candidate again in 1892 as a fighter of protective tariffs. He ran for re-election on Nov. 6, 1888, receiving more popular votes than Benjamin Harrison (5,537,857 to 5,447,129), but lost in the Electoral College, 233 to 168 electoral votes, 20 to 18 states. After his first Presidential term he retired to New York to resume his law practice as he had no private fortune.In 1892, Cleveland was the first ballot nominee at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. He defeated President Harrison in popular votes (5,556,918 to 5,176,108), electoral votes (277-145), and states (23-16). Grover and Frances Cleveland, married in the White House in 1886, had their first child, Ruth, in 1891, Esther, the only presidential child born in the White House, in 1893, a third daughter Marion in 1895, son Richard in 1897, and son Francis in 1903. Cleveland is the only former U.S. President to be elected President. Lightly toned, soiled, stained, foxed and creased. Folded once and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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