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PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/12/1913 - HFSID 30775

Ex-President thanks newspaper man for front page article published the day he left the presidency. Typed Letter Signed: "Wm H. Taft", 1p, 7x9. Augusta, Georgia, 1913 March 12. To Hon. Henry Watterson, Louisville-Courier Journal, Louisville, Kentucky. On his New Haven stationery.

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Condition: Lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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WILLIAM H. TAFT
Ex-President thanks newspaper man for front page article published the day he left the presidency.
Typed Letter Signed: "Wm H. Taft", 1p, 7x9. Augusta, Georgia, 1913 March 12. To Hon. Henry Watterson, Louisville-Courier Journal, Louisville, Kentucky. On his New Haven stationery. In full: "I have the editorial on the front page of the Louisville-Courier Journal which you were good enough to write about me on the 4th of March. I appreciate its tone very highly, and am glad to have your opinion, even though we differed so frequently and widely in politics. With the hope that our paths may cross in the near future and that we may compare notes from time to time, believe me, my dear Mr. Watterson, Most sincerely and gratefully yours." Written just eight days after 55-year-old Taft left the White House, having lost his bid for reelection in 1912. In the election, Taft won only two states. Kentucky's 13 electoral votes had gone to Woodrow Wilson, who was inaugurated on March 4, 1913, the day Watterson's editorial appeared. Publisher and political writer Henry Watterson had purchased the "Louisville Journal" and consolidated it with the "Courier" in 1867. He served as the Editor of the "Louisville Courier-Journal" for fifty years (1867-1917), during which time he was a U.S. Representative (1876-1877). Watterson's editorials were carried by telegraph across the country for publication in other newspapers. His writings included a crusade against Taft's predecessor, Theodore Roosevelt. Watterson did not support Woodrow Wilson until 1916. As evidenced by this letter, he had also been critical of Taft during his presidency but had written a flattering editorial on the day Taft left office. Lightly creased, horizontal fold just touches top of "T" in "Taft". Staple holes in upper left corner. Fine condition.

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