CLEVELAND, GROVER. 1837-1908. 8 Autograph Letters Signed ("Grover Cleveland"), 5 of them to William E. Dodge, Jr, and one to Cleveland E. Dodge,

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CLEVELAND, GROVER. 1837-1908.
8 Autograph Letters Signed ("Grover Cleveland"), 5 of them to William E. Dodge, Jr, and one to Cleveland E. Dodge,

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CLEVELAND, GROVER. 1837-1908.
8 Autograph Letters Signed ("Grover Cleveland"), 5 of them to William E. Dodge, Jr, and one to Cleveland E. Dodge, 22 pp total, various sizes, 4 as president on White House ("Executive Mansion, Washington") letterhead, and 2 on Albany letterhead as governor, March 29, 1884, to April 22, 1907, some off-setting, minor darkening.
WITH: 3 Autograph Letters Signed ("Frances F. Cleveland") and a Postcard Signed ("Frances F. Cleveland Preston"), to Elizabeth Dodge, 9 pp total, various places and papers.

INTERESTING CORRESPONDENCE FROM PRESIDENT CLEVELAND discussing matters both personal and political, including Cleveland asking Dodge for a recommendation of a "good man" to send to Turkey, and three letters from the White House regarding the Paunceforth-Olney Arbitration Treaty.
"This letter is written in strict confidence, because I am convinced that its objects may be better attained if my interposition is not disclosed," writes Cleveland on February 8, 1897, after the signing of the Arbitration Treaty, and before leaving office. The Paunceforth-Olney Treaty was an international agreement between Britain and the United States to submit all disputes to arbitration in the interest of maintaining peace. Despite widespread support, the bill was foiled in Congress citing an unwillingness to subject the United States to a binding international agreement in the matters of peace and property. There are also three letters from Mrs. Frances Cleveland, the much younger first lady, to Elizabeth Dodge, showing a closeness that is reinforced by the presence of a later post-card send from Cairo many years after Cleveland's death.
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CLEVELAND, GROVER. 1837-1908. 8 Autograph Letters Signed ("Grover Cleveland"), 5 of them to William E. Dodge, Jr, and one to Cleveland E. Dodge,
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