26th President. Typed letter signed “Theodore Roosevelt” AS PRESIDENT, July 6, 1908, The White House Washington stationery, but sent from Oyster Bay, NY, to “Mrs. Emma W. Dunwell” in Brooklyn, NY, in full:
It was most kind of you to write me. Pray accept my very sincere sympathy in the loss of your husband. Indeed, my dear madam, I assure you that I appreciated his worth. He was an upright and faithful public servant – one of those who do credit to our public life – and I mourn his loss.
With all respect and sympathy, believe me
Accompanied by original mailing envelope.
In very good condition, mailing folds and some creasing.
Charles T. Dunwell was a Congressman from New York who died on June 12, 1908. The Republican served in Congress from March 4, 1903 until his death.