May 05, 2016 - Sale 2413

Sale 2413 - Lot 189

Price Realized: $ 875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
"WILSON DELIBERATELY PROSTITUTED THE WELFARE OF THE COUNTRY" ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. Typed Letter Signed, with a holograph addition, to Edwin A. Van Valkenburg ("My dear Van Valkenburg"), suggesting that a letter complementary of Roosevelt be published in The North American and expressing disdain for Wilson's appointment of William Jennings Bryan and Josephus Daniels to his cabinet. 2 pages, 4to, personal stationery, written on separate sheets; faint smudging to signature, paper clip stains to upper edge of second page, folds. (TFC) Oyster Bay, 11 May 1916

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". . . Our people have not condemned Wilson as he deserves to be condemned for paying his political debts to the Byranites by the two infamous political appointments of Bryan as Secretary of State and Daniels as Secretary of the Navy. Mr. Wilson deliberately prostituted the welfare of the country to personal and factional considerations in these and minor appointments; he did it on a worse scale and on a larger scale than any American President in my time has done . . . ."