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President Roosevelt Sends His Best Wishes To American Samoa ?On The Happy Anniversary Of The Fortieth Anniversary Of Hoisting The American Flag?The National Emblem Will Be A Token In This Far-Flung Possession Of That Spirit Of Democracy And Free Institutions Which It Has Symbolized Ever Since Our Beginnings As A Nation?
TLS. 1pg. 8? x 5?. April 16, 1940. The White House. A typed letter signed ?FDR? on unusual ?The White House? yellow telegram paper. The President wrote to Navy Captain Edward W. Hanson, the Governor of American Samoa: ?Hearty congratulations on the happy anniversary of the fortieth anniversary of hoisting the American Flag of Tutuial. I hope through all the years ahead that the national emblem will be a token in this far-flung possession of that spirit of democracy and free institutions which it has symbolized ever since our beginnings as a nation.? The President signed in blue ink at the bottom. Edward Hanson was the 28th Governor of American Samoa from June 26, 1938 to July 30, 1940. The letter is in very fine condition.
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