ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. 1858-1919.
Typed Letter Signed ("Theodore Roosevelt") with holograph correction, 1 p (with integeral blank), 8vo, Washington D.C., October 30, 1908, to Mr. W.E. Ohaver, on White House stationary, with envelope, folding crease, light wrinkling, dust soiling to envelope.
Roosevelt waxes fiery in this letter headed "Personal," and addressed to "My dear Comrade." Responding to "such a rigmarole [in holograph] of blackguardedly falsehoods as that you enclose" (evidently a report of some criticism against veterans), Roosevelt writes, "I respect the veteran, as I have said, a hundred times more than any other man in this country; I think he represents on the whole a higher type than any other man in this country; and he would represent a very low type indeed if such a tirade had any effect upon him."