Lot 60: TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, January 12, 1905. Letter to Massachusetts clergyman Francis E. Clark, in full: "I am very sorry that the more I have thought over your invitation the more it seemed to me that it is out of the question for me to accept. It comes at the very worst time of the year for me. I have had a long delayed promise, which this year I must keep, to President Nicholas Murray Butler to address the National Educational Association, and it is just about that time. It would be out of the question for me to make another speech then. I have no idea whether we shall be having an extra session of Congress at the time. If we do it is very possible I might run over to Baltimore and extend to you a very brief greeting; but if not, I fear it will be out of the question for me to come. I am very sorry." Slight haloing to the signature, light overall toning, and mild rippling due to adhesive and mounting remnants to reverse, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned satin-finish photo of Roosevelt.
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