PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/29/1906 - HFSID 4909
WILLIAM H. TAFT William Taft hand writes this letter while Secretary of War saying that he will be on a much needed vacation and will not be able to attend a dinner. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed: "Wm H. Taft" as Secretary of War, 1p, 8x10½. Pointe au Pic P.Q.
Sale Price $2,550.00
WILLIAM H. TAFT
William Taft hand writes this letter while Secretary of War saying that he will be on a much needed vacation and will not be able to attend a dinner.
Scarce Autograph Letter Signed: "Wm H. Taft" as Secretary of War, 1p, 8x10½. Pointe au Pic P.Q., Canada, 1906 July 29. To Mr. Levering. In full: "I have your kind invitation to attend a dinner of the Plymouth County Committee at Nantucket Beach on Sept. 6th. I should be glad to come be present but the fact is my vacation does not end until September 15th and I need it all - I may have to break into it long enough to make a speech during the last week in August in Littlefield's district in view of the fight the Gompers contingent is making on him. Later on if I am anywhere near your District I shall be glad to help but the date you fix is impossible. I am sorry." TAFT served as Secretary of War in Theodore Roosevelt's Cabinet from 1904 to 1908, when he received the Republican nomination for President. Republican Congressman CHARLES E. LITTLEFIELD represented Maine in the House of Representatives from 1899-1908. The Canada-Maine border is just 45 miles from Taft's summer home in Pointe au Pic, Quebec. SAMUEL GOMPERS, President of the American Federation of Labor, opposed Littlefield's re-election because of his anti-labor record, but Littlefield won. Shaded at lower fold, creased (none affecting signature), else fine.
A message for our visitors regarding the COVID-19 pandemic:
On 3/27/2020 we received notice that due to the nature of our online business we are able to resume normal operations. As such, all orders will be processed and shipped within 1 business day.
Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.
If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.