1902 THEODORE ROOSEVELT, EXECUTIVE ORDER, TLS

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Dated “White House, January 17, 1902.” Signed by Roosevelt , w/endorsement to “William W. Blackmar /Dpmt Commander Mass.”  Accompanied by Navy Department letter, dated “January 21, 1902,” addressed to “General W.W. Blackmar.”, signed by “J. M. ____.” Both letters slightly yellowed, 10.25 x 7.75”, else VG, mounted on card backing  in protective sleeve.

Executive order text:  “The attention of the Department is hereby called to the provision of the laws giving preference to veterans in appointment and retention.

The President desires that wherever the need of the service will justify it, and the law will permit, preference shall be given in appointment and retention to honorable discharged veterans of the Civil Wear who are fit and well qualified to perform the duties of the places which they seek or are filling. / Theodore Roosevelt [in ink] / White House / January 17th, 1902.”

Navy Department letter text:

“Dear General: I have your letter, and take pleasure, in compliance with your request, in sending you a copy of the Executive Order to which you refer, signed by the President / Very Truly yours /J.M. ___”

A pair of solid of T. Roosevelt presidential collectibles.  [jp]

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