AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, OCTOBER 29, 1917 [to William McAdoo]: MY DEAR FRIEND- EVERY ONE IS TALKING OF YOU AND YOUR SUCCESS WITH THE LOAN - IT WAS A GREAT UNDERTAKING, AND ONE THAT WILL LIVE IN HISTORY. WE ARE PROUD OF YOU. WE MUST GET TOGETHER WHEN I RETURN. I HAVE A LOT OF THINGS TO TELL YOU - AND ALL GOOD. WITH LOVE FOR EACH, I AMYOURS AFFECTIONATELY, E.M. HOUSE.OCTOBER 29TH, 1917.

1917. Written on stationery with letterhead, PENNSYLVANIA SYSTEM THE ST. LOUISAN THE NEW YORKER ['PENNSYLVANIA SYSTEM' is crossed out and 'House' is written above it in blue pencil]. 5" x 6.5". Octavo leaf, folded to four pages, printed on rectos only. Light mark left from paperclip at head of letter. Old horizontal fold. Very Good. House's letter probably refers to the second Liberty Loan Act, passed in early October 1917, after the first such Act in April 1917. It sought to raises three billion dollars through issuance of government bonds at 4%. McAdoo, President Wilson's Treasury Secretary and son-in-law, engineered its passage. Colonel House was one of Wilson's most trusted advisers, particularly in war and diplomatic matters. Item #23292

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