PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/14/1927 - HFSID 27730
Sale Price $510.00
WILLIAM H. TAFT
William H. Taft sends a typed letter of regret that Mrs. Taft and himself will not be able to present at a reception on December 16, 1927.
Typed Letter Signed: "Wm H. Taft" as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1927 December 14. To Frank B. Steele, Secretary-General, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Washington, D.C. In full: "I regret it will be impossible for Mrs. Taft and me to be present at the reception on Friday afternoon, December 16th, from 4 to 6 o'clock, to meet Mr. and Mrs. Rogers at the National Headquarters, 1227 Sixteenth Street, northwest." In 1876, a group of men in the San Francisco area who were descendants of patriots involved in the American Revolution formed an organization called the Sons of Revolutionary Sires. Out of the Sires grew the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, which was organized on April 30, 1889, the 100th anniversary of the first inauguration of George Washington as first U.S. President. It was conceived as a fraternal and civic society composed of lineal descendants of the men who wintered at Valley Forge, signed the Declaration of Independence, fought in the battles of the American Revolution, served in the Continental Congress or otherwise supported the cause of American independence. The National Society was chartered by an act of Congress and signed by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. Chief Justice William H. Taft's great-great-grandfather, Peter Taft (1715-1783), and great-grandfather, Aaron Taft (1743-1808), were minutemen at Bunker Hill. Fourteen U.S. Presidents, including Taft, have been SAR members. Today, the SAR consists of 26,000 members in over 470 chapters. Folds, 1 touches the bottom of the "W". Creased at blank bottom edge. Fine condition.
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