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Description:¬†Less than two months before being elected to his second (nonconsecutive) term as U.S. President, Cleveland responds to an invitation. He writes in this typed letter signed: “I have received your courteous invitation to be present at the meeting to be held under the auspices of the Cleveland Democracy of the 22d Assembly district of the city of New York, on the 21st inst; but I regret to say the invitation was not brought to my attention until to day. I can at this late date only thank you for your kind remembrance of me in the matter, and express my sincere wish that your organization may be abundantly prospered in its efforts to further the Democratic cause.”

Letter is written on a sheet of “Gray Gables Buzzards Bay Mass.” imprinted stationery. This house was purchased in 1890 and served as his summer White House.¬†Item #A01392

Stephen Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) served as Mayor of Buffalo, Governor of New York and President of the United States (1885-1889 and 1893-1897).

Condition: Slightly trimmed at the top blank margin, mailing fold lines, otherwise very good with a strong signature and one word of text corrected in his hand.