Lot 29: Eleanor Roosevelt TLS
9th August 2017
War-dated TLS, one page, 6 x 9.25, White House letterhead, June 28, 1943. Letter to Jerome Darrow, in part: "I am very glad to send you a message for Talkie-Talkie, your weekly Army newspaper. I understand only too well how hard it must be for our soldiers who stand guard in the jungle and outposts which we are now occupying. I want to say to them that on every hand I hear how wonderfully the men are accepting the strange new conditions under which they live and how cheerfully they live through discomfort and boredom. I only hope that beneath it all they realize they are part of the great fighting force which can only win because each unit has done its part…I am very much concerned about the future which we build as a result of this war. I hope that we have learned that peace is not something which comes because we sign a piece of paper. It is something which has to be built year by year and the piece of paper is only the foundation. It is the justice and the chance for a better future for the whole world which will make our peace foundations stronger and our chance to bring a continuance of peace in the future, stronger. To do this for the world we must do it at home also and I hope that the boys in the jungle are thinking and talking of the things which they wish to see done to bring about future employment, a high national income and a healthier and happier people in the future. Good luck to all of you and may you all come back and work for peace and feel that you are building something constructive when this victory is won." In fine condition, with light toning and a paperclip impression to the top edge.
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