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TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) to the Vice President of the United States asking for a pardon for one of his employees
11 Feb. 1915, Detroit - A fine two-page TYPED LETTER SIGNED to the Honorable John R. Marshall, Vice President of the United States, on Ford's personal letterhead regarding an employee whose vindictive wife and mother-in-law keep having him arrested for parole violations. Ford begins by pointing out to Marshall, whose first name was actually Thomas, that he met the young man when he was governor of Indiana. He comments on his quality of character: "He has risen rapidly in our organization and we think a great deal of him. I ask you, who have known the boy, to kindly look into the case, believing with all my heart that he represents the kind of manhood that is a credit to our state and our nation, and I believe him fully entitled to a complete and absolute pardon. I am not taking this matter up with you in any perfunctory way, - I know this young man personally, and his case represents an opportunity for doing constructive good to manhood which, I believe you will agree with me, is one of the best and most genuinely satisfactory things we can accomplish in life." Ford adds this typed P.S. after his SIGNATURE: "I am sorry to trouble you about such a matter, when affairs of state demand so much of your time, but having met you and appreciating your sense of and desire for justice for brother men, I feel privileged to call this to your attention." Marshall, incidentally, coined the saying: "What this country needs is a good five-cent cigar." Dark pencil notation in upper left margin. Wrinkling to each page but still a fine presentation. Normal creases from folding. Very Good with fine content [Attributes: Signed Copy]
      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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