PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/12/1916 - HFSID 31107
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Theodore Roosevelt sends a letter of regret that he is not able to accept an invitation.
Typed Letter Signed: "T. Roosevelt", 1p, 8½x11. New York, 1916 April 12. On stationery of "Metropolitan" magazine, "Office of Theodore Roosevelt". To Henry Nelson Moore, Esq., New York City, New York. In full: "I regret that it is not possible for me to accept your very kind invitation, but just at this time it is a simple physical impossibility for me to make another engagement of any kind or sort. With regret, Sincerely yours," Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919, born in New York City) is one of America's most well-known and flamboyant presidents. 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 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. After failing to secure the Republican nomination, he run as the Progressive ("Bull Moose") candidate in the famous presidential contest of 1912. He lost to Democrat Woodrow Wilson but securing more votes than incumbent William Howard Taft, becoming the most successful third-party candidate in recent United States history. Fold creases through "T" of T. and "l" of Roosevelt. Lightly stained. Rust stain on verso light show through near date. Overall, fine condition.
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