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Auction archive: Lot number 52

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE, President. Typed letter signed ("Theodore Roosevelt"), as President, to William Cary Sanger, Acting Secretary of War, discussing the penalty for a commanding officer should he survive his detachment if surprised. Washington D.C.,...

Auction 14.06.1995
14 Jun 1995
Estimate
US$1,500 - US$2,000
Price realised:
US$1,840
Auction archive: Lot number 52

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE, President. Typed letter signed ("Theodore Roosevelt"), as President, to William Cary Sanger, Acting Secretary of War, discussing the penalty for a commanding officer should he survive his detachment if surprised. Washington D.C.,...

Auction 14.06.1995
14 Jun 1995
Estimate
US$1,500 - US$2,000
Price realised:
US$1,840
Beschreibung:

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE, President. Typed letter signed ("Theodore Roosevelt"), as President, to William Cary Sanger, Acting Secretary of War, discussing the penalty for a commanding officer should he survive his detachment if surprised. Washington D.C., 1 October 1901. One page, 4to, on black border Executive Mansion letterhead, 2 holes punched at top, blue typed ink somewhat bled and faded. "...Unless the circumstances are altogether exceptional, it is unpardonable in an officer to be surprised. If a detachment is surprised, and the commanding officer escapes death, he will, I presume, be at once placed under arrest and tried by court-martial. All such cases I should like to have personally brought before me. Very truly yours, Theodore Roosevelt."

Auction archive: Lot number 52
Auction:
Datum:
14 Jun 1995
Auction house:
Christie's
New York, East
Beschreibung:

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE, President. Typed letter signed ("Theodore Roosevelt"), as President, to William Cary Sanger, Acting Secretary of War, discussing the penalty for a commanding officer should he survive his detachment if surprised. Washington D.C., 1 October 1901. One page, 4to, on black border Executive Mansion letterhead, 2 holes punched at top, blue typed ink somewhat bled and faded. "...Unless the circumstances are altogether exceptional, it is unpardonable in an officer to be surprised. If a detachment is surprised, and the commanding officer escapes death, he will, I presume, be at once placed under arrest and tried by court-martial. All such cases I should like to have personally brought before me. Very truly yours, Theodore Roosevelt."

Auction archive: Lot number 52
Auction:
Datum:
14 Jun 1995
Auction house:
Christie's
New York, East
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