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#45 - Franklin D. Roosevelt Typed Letter Signed Estimate: $1,500+

FDR on his "New Deal" acceptance speech from the 1932 DNC

TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Executive Mansion letterhead, July 30, 1932. Letter to Seymour E. Allen, in full: "I am glad to get your letter of July 15th. The 'New Deal' which I mentioned in my acceptance speech has many ramifications; some of the things which I had in mind were mentioned in the acceptance speech; the other factors I shall speak about during the campaign at length. On the whole, it can be characterized by a statement that it seeks a more equitable distribution of national wealth among all of the people. It does not include some of the things which you mention in your letter. They appear to be unnecessarily drastic and I am afraid will prevent rather than bring about the condition which I am sure both you and I ultimately hope to obtain, i.e., one where all classes of society will share more fairly and equitably in our national opportunities. May I ask that you read my acceptance speech over again and other speeches which I shall make from time to time, and let me have your criticisms and suggestions thereof." In very good to fine condition, with uniform overall toning, and scattered light staining. Earlier that month Roosevelt received his party's presidential nomination at the historic 1932 Democratic National Convention. In those days, Presidential nominees did not appear at party conventions. FDR defied that tradition, flew to Chicago to accept his nomination, and electrified the delegates with his call for a “New Deal.”

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