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Franklin D. Roosevelt typed letter signed, with an additional autograph note, asking Warm Springs physical therapist Helena Mahoney to ''Write me about the shop''. Dated 24 May 1928, Roosevelt also mentions to Mahoney that he's ''expecting to see Governor [Al] Smith this evening to find out what my duties are for the next six months.'' Al Smith would, of course, run for President in 1928, and FDR delivered a speech for him at the Democratic National Convention that summer. He famously did so without the use of crutches, largely through the help of Helena Mahoney, to whom he gifted a pearl necklace after the event.

Lengthy 2pp. letter reads in part, ''Dear Hony:...it seems to me that you have accomplished wonders in face of every known difficulty...In regard to the broken chairs, go ahead and use the chairs loaned to the Carpenters and also the kitchen table, and anything else necessary out of my cottage. / the bronze locks you found in the garage are, I imagine, the ones for the front doors...Give my best regards to Mrs. Steiger. I hope, too, that she has not gained in weight. / The temporary arrangement about Mrs. Murrell seems all right, but I think the permanent staff of housekeeper, assistant housekeeper and house mother will be too big. / I am expecting to see Governor Smith this evening to find out what my duties are for the next six months...[signed] FDR''.

Roosevelt then adds two post scripts, in part, ''...Be sure to get Dr. Hubbard to tell you of Miss Plastridge's very interesting report of her inspection of two former patients in the presence of 'Doc' Berry; also about Mr. Pope's new plan for working out an anatomical study of the polio-affected nerve cells.'' He then adds a handwritten note, ''Write me about the shop - my regards to Mrs. Pat.'' Two page letter on two sheets measures 7.25'' x 10.5'', with the first page on FDR's personalized stationery. Folds and paperclip impression, else near fine condition.
Franklin D. Roosevelt 1928 Letter Signed With an Additional Handwritten Postscript -- ''...I am expecting to see Governor Smith this evening to find out what my duties are for the next six months...''
Franklin D. Roosevelt 1928 Letter Signed With an Additional Handwritten Postscript -- ''...I am expecting to see Governor Smith this evening to find out what my duties are for the next six months...''
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