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PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/18/1905 - HFSID 41736

THEODORE ROOSEVELT Two weeks after his inauguration for a second term, the President contributes to preservation of a church in Georgia. Typed Letter signed: "Theodore Roosevelt" as President, 1p, 7x8¾. Washington, D.C., 1905 March 18. On White House letterhead to Rev.

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT
Two weeks after his inauguration for a second term, the President contributes to preservation of a church in Georgia.
Typed Letter signed: "Theodore Roosevelt" as President, 1p, 7x8¾. Washington, D.C., 1905 March 18. On White House letterhead to Rev. James Stacy, Newnan, Georgia. In full: "I thank you for your interesting book. Is there a proposal to do anything toward preserving this church building or the cemetery? If so, please let me know about it, so I should like to participate in any such movement. Sincerely yours" [signature] P.S. Since writing the above I have just received from Mr. N. J. Norman, a member of the committee, a copy of the circular letter which has been sent out, and have taken pleasure in sending him my check for $50 to aid in the preservation of the church." Roosevelt's heroism in the Spanish-American War, where he earned the Medal of Honor for leading his volunteer "Rough Riders" in a charge up San Juan Hill (1898), helped him win the governorship of New York the next year. Elected Vice President in 1900, Roosevelt (1858-1919) assumed the presidency upon President William McKinley's assassination (1901), becoming America's youngest president. He was re-elected in 1904. Roosevelt was the first American to win a Nobel Prize for Peace, receiving the 1906 award for mediating the end of the Russo-Japanese War. Known for his "Speak softly and carry a big stick" foreign policy, Roosevelt settled the Canadian-Alaskan boundary dispute in 1903 and initiated construction of the Panama Canal in 1904. He converted more than 125 million acres of land into national forests and was a staunch advocate of antitrust legislation. Dissatisfied with the record of his hand-picked successor, William Howard Taft, Roosevelt sought the Presidency again in 1912 on the ticket of the Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party, losing to Democrat Woodrow Wilson but polling more votes than Republican nominee Taft. Lightly creased. Slightly soiled. Vertical fold crosses "e" in "Theodore." Otherwise, fine condition.

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