May 05, 2016 - Sale 2413

Sale 2413 - Lot 185

Price Realized: $ 1,105
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
"THE CAUSE OF THE PLAIN PEOPLE [WILL] TRIUMPH" ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. Typed Letter Signed, "T. Roosevelt," to D.W. Hulburd, thanking him for a touching letter and characterizing the result of the Pennsylvania and Illinois primaries as the turning point of the campaign. 1 page, 4to, "The Outlook" stationery; horizontal fold, marginal discoloration from matting; matted with portrait and framed. (TFC) New York, 29 May 1912

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". . . Pennsylvania and Illinois were certainly the great turning point of this campaign, and it looks now as though the cause of the plain people would triumph."
The Republican Party presidential primaries in Illinois and Pennsylvania were held in early April, placing Roosevelt well ahead of William H. Taft. By June, however, after all the primaries were complete, Taft received a sufficient number of delegates to win the nomination, prompting Roosevelt to found the Bull Moose Party.