Typed letter signed (TLS) “Wm. H. Taft” AS PRESIDENT, June 19, 1912, The White House Washington stationery, to General Felix Agnus in Baltimore, Maryland, in full:
I want to send you just a word of thanks for your telegram of yesterday. Your support and sympathy in this crisis are very comforting.
Accompanied by original mailing envelope.
Mailing folds, some spreading of ink to signature.
Agnus was a French-born sculptor, newspaper publisher and soldier who served in the Franco-Austrian War and the Civil War. He was an original member of the Associated Press.
The Taft letter is accompanied by a copy of Agnus’ telegram, which read in full:
“With Roosevelt’s delegates released our hats are all in the air. Your victory is marching at double quickstep and I heartily congratulate you.”
Also accompanied by the original Western Union telegram from Taft to Agnus on June 20, 2912:
“I thank you for your kindly telegram but I fear that the news that Roosevelt has released anybody or anything is without foundation Report is already denied.”
A great letter in the midst of the famous 1912 election!
The letter is accompanied by a PSA/DNA Letter of Authenticity.