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KENNEDY, John F.
Typed Letter Signed
One page typed letter dated 16 March 1950 on Kennedy's Congress of the United States stationery Signed ("John Kennedy"). Folded as mailed, two tiny stab holes from a removed staple, else fine. A letter sent while Kennedy was a Representative from Massachusetts' 11th District, and co-signed by his cousin, and colleague in the House, James C. Auchincloss, Congressman from New Jersey, to other House colleagues. The letter urges them to sign a discharge petition so that the Home Rule for the City of Washington bill can be brought to the floor of the House for a vote during the current session of Congress, and it eloquently if briefly pleads the case. According to the text, this letter was accompanied by a document listing 25 reasons why the Congressmen should vote for the act (presumably the reason for the staple holes) but this has been lost. A little smear to the fountain pen ink on the letter "J," but a bold, clean, and genuine signature, with the "oh" linkage of the first name clearly matching Kennedy's style of this period (as opposed to that of his secretaries). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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