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Taft, William H. (1857-1930) to Ernest R. Ackerman

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01995 Author/Creator: Taft, William H. (1857-1930) Place Written: Augusta, Georgia Type: Typed letter signed Date: 15 January 1909 Pagination: 1 p.+ $5 bill + clipping 19 x 12 cm

Summary of Content: President-elect Taft agrees with New York Congressman Ackerman that Lincoln's face ought to be put on coins and stamps, but he cannot aid this process until after his inauguration. Written on personal stationery from Augusta, Georgia.

People: Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: PresidentCoins and CurrencyInaugurationPoliticsUS Mint

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