William H. Taft 1905 Typed Letter Signed as Secretary of War


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27th President.  Typed letter signed (TLS) “Wm H. Taft”, November 15, 1905, 5.5×9, War Department letterhead, to Cornelius Bliss, in full:

I beg to enclose herewith, for your information, copy of a letter from the Governor-General of the Philippine Islands, with enclosures, showing the distribution of the Martinique relief fund of $25,000 which you sent me while Governor of the Philippine Islands, for distribution, and which I turned over to my successor, Governor Wright, upon my return to the United States.

Folds, paperclip impression at top.

Taft had served as Governor-General of the Philippines from July 4, 1901 through December 23, 1903.

Cornelius Bliss had served as Secretary of the Interior under President McKinley and was very active in Republican politics.