American Presidents

PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY GIVES ROUSING SPEECH TO MASSACHUSETS LEGISLATURE IN 1961

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Rousing speech given before the Massachussets Legislature in 1961 urging them to stand up for what they believe in during their terms in office. He gives the answers to 4 questions by asking of them the 4 following questions: 1.Were we truly men of courage – standing up to their associates, resisting public pressure as well as private greed? 2. He questions their judgement. 3. He questions their integrity. and 4. He asks if they are dedicated and devoted solely to serving the public good and the national interest.  Coming from Massachussets Kennedy was determined to have these leaders set an example for the other states to follow. 2 separate typed pages, u 1/2 x 11, He signed boldly in black ink on lower right side of second page “John Kennedy”

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JUST ONE MONTH BEFORE BEING ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, SENATOR SEND LETTER TO SOLICIT SUPPORTER TO VOTE FOR HIM

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1 page 5 1/2 x 10 1/2, imprinted U.S. SENATOR  JOHN F. KENNEDY FOR PRESIDENT letterhead (small photo of Kennedy printed to the left of his name, Washington, D.C.; signed in black ink “John Kennedy” to Mr. Floyd I. Silk, New York, New York. in part:

“We face a difficult task in the days ahead. I will need your active participation to win in November. Attached is a brief outline suggesting several ways you can help during the campaign …”

Also included is original window envelope from campaign postmarked October 7, 1960

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PRESIDENT HARDING COMMENDS

NAVAL CAPTAIN AND CREW ONE YEAR

BEFORE HIS DEATH

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1 page, White House Letterhead,  August 8, 1922., signed boldly in black ink “Warren G. Harding”    Harding writes a commendation letter to Captain of U.S. Navy ship U.S.S. CALIFORNIA.  in part: “As commander-in Chief of the Navy, I am greatly pleased at the evidence of the conspicuous efficiency of the CALIFORNIA, and I cannot too highly praise the earnest and efficient manner in which you, your officers, and your men performed their assigned duties.  On lower portion of letter is a note written and signed by Captain H.J. Zeigemeier, Rear Admiral (to whom the typed letter was addressed) presenting this letter to a deserving Ensign on his ship.

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Early 3rd Person Autograph Letter of President Ulysses S. Grant

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Early 3rd person autograph letter by U.S. Grant
written while living in St. Louis, Missouri working with
his wife, Julia Dent’s cousin Harry Boggs, unsuccessfully
as a bill collector.
In full:

Major General Grant has
very great pleasure accepting
Genl T R Watts kind invitation
for the evening of the 11th Instant
but should like to know the
hour of the meeting hoping that
it is not to be an impossible
one.

69 Pall Mall St Louis
7 November 1859

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Woodrow Wilson Declines Invitation to Assist at the Inauguration of a Westchester Alumni Association while serving as President of Princeton University

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