Typed telegram, signed as president, “FDR,” one page, on unusual 7.75 x 5 White House yellow telegram paper, April 16, 1940. Telegram to Navy Captain Edward W. Hanson, the Governor of American Samoa. In full: “Hearty congratulations on the happy anniversary of the fortieth anniversary of hoisting the American Flag of Tutuila. 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.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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