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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Original "Restricted" order written by FDR to Secretary of State Cordell Hull! Though undated, this rare hand-written document appears to be from February, 1939, when Sir Alan "Tommy" Lascelles was Assistant Private Secretary to King George VI. Roosevelt expresses hope to Hull that Lascelles will not arrive before FDR's return from his trip on the U.S.S. Houston during which he wrote this message, marking it "restricted" at the top. Other than some staining affecting only one word, this rarity is in fine condition.