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Taft, William H. (1857-1930) to Rev. John Wesley Hill re: declining to speak at Hadley Rescue Mission

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02793.059 Author/Creator: Taft, William H. (1857-1930) Place Written: Washington Type: Typed letter signed Date: 1911/04/25 Pagination: 1 p. 23 x 18 cm

Summary of Content: Signed as President. Accompanied by a note on verso of recipient attesting to the President's unexpected appearance at midnight, despite his schedule.

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

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

Subjects: PresidentReligionReform MovementCharity and Philanthropy

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