Nov 20, 2014 - Sale 2367

Sale 2367 - Lot 181

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
"MY MIDDLE NAME IS 'MEET THEM HALF WAY'" ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. Typed Letter Signed, as President, to Thomas J. Watson, agreeing with the recipient concerning the importance of political harmony and the role of compromise. 1 page, 4to, White House stationery, with integral blank; two punch holes in left margin (not affecting text), horizontal fold. Washington, 15 June 1939

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". . . You are right about the restoration of political harmony and confidence in one another. My middle name is 'meet them half way.' Frankly, one of my principal difficulties in the past has been that I have been asked to meet the other fellow ninety-nine per cent of the way. Harmony and confidence are largely a matter of mutuality."