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ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Typed note as President to John A. Roosevelt, White House, 10 July 1943. 1 page, 8vo, White House stationery. "This is the first edition of my first inaugural address on January 1, 1929. I thought you might like to have it."
[With:] Printed text of Roosevelt's Gubernatorial inaugural address, 1 January 1929. 5 pages, 97/8 x 61/8 in., printed on rectos only. INSCRIBED BY FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT at top of page 1: "For John A. Roosevelt from his affectionate father." SIGNED IN FULL AND DATED at end of text: "Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park, Dec. 31st 1928." With original envelope. Rare: apparently printed for distribution to the press.
During his two terms as Governor (1928-1932) Roosevelt continued the progressive policies of Governor Alfred E. Smith, and began his familiar practice of Fireside Chats.
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