32nd President. Typed letter signed (TLS) “F.D. Roosevelt”, one page, 8 x 10.5, Navy Department letterhead, May 28, 1918. In a letter to an enthusiastic Navy supporter from Red Bank, NJ, Roosevelt writes as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, in full:
Your prompt and patriotic response to the NAVY’s call for binoculars, telescopes, and spy-glasses, is most appreciated. The glasses will be very useful in the prosecution of Naval Operations until victory is won.
At the termination of the war, if possible, every effort will be made to return them to you, when it is hoped that you will feel compensated for any evidence of wear, by the knowledge that you have supplied ‘Eyes for the NAVY’ during a very trying period.
On behalf of the NAVY, I wish to thank you most heartily.
In very good condition, folds, light wrinkling.