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Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) to Paul H. Lacey

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04078 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 16 January 1904 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22.5 x 18 cm. Order a Copy

Discusses his desire for a Square Deal for all Americans. Severely faded. Typed on White House letterhead.

Personal January 16, 1904.

My dear Mr. Lacey:
Your picture pleases me particularly for if there is one thing that I do desire to [text loss] for it is for a square deal, for an attitude of kindly justice as between man and man, without regard to what any man's creed or birthplace or social position may be, so long as, in his life and in his work, he shows the qualities that entitle him to the respect of his fellows.

With regard,
Sincerely yours,
Theodore Roosevelt

Mr. Paul H. Lacey,
6327 Sangomon Street,

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Lacey, Paul H., fl. 1904
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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