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Roosevelt thanks a New Yorker for responding to the government's "Eyes for the Navy" appeal by sending binoculars used in yacht races in New York harbor. Accompanied by the actual binoculars and additional provenance
Archive Comprises: (1) Typed Letter Signed "Franklin D. Roosevelt" as Wilson's Assistant Secretary of the Navy, one page, 8" x 10.25". Washington, December 13, 1917. To Mr. Chas. Lang, New York City. In full, "Your prompt and patriotic response to the NAVY'S call for binoculars, telescopes, and spy-glasses, is most appreciated. The glasses will be very useful in the prosecution of Naval Operations until victory is won. At the termination of the war, if possible, every effort will be made to return them to you, when it is hoped that you will feel compensated for any evidence of wear, by the knowledge that you have supplied 'Eyes for the NAVY' during a very trying period. On behalf of the NAVY, I wish to thank you most heartily." Folds, slightly creased. Discoloration on verso from newspaper article which had been clipped to the top of the letter, with light show-through and paper clip indentation. Fine condition. (2) Original newspaper article from "The New York Ti
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