* HARDING, Warren G. (1865-1923). Typed letter signed ("W. G. Harding"), to Hon. William E. Mason. Marion, Ohio, 16 July 1920.
1 1/2 pages, 8vo, written on recto and verso on United States Senate letterhead, spotted, smudge in margin on first page, mounting remnants on verso, pencil note (in an unknown hand) with reply date in upper margin. Harding writes the Congressman (and former Senator) from Illinois discussing his upcoming acceptance speech after receiving the Republican nomination for President at the June convention in Chicago. "In the stress of matters here I have been unable earlier to answer your kind note of the twelfth instant. I have been so driven that I have frankly had to postpone all personal conferences until I could prepare my speech of acceptance… I know that you can be tremendously useful in the campaign and that the Party can rely upon you for your best service…" In a holograph postscript he adds: "P. S. It will be good to see you any time now. The acceptance die is cast. You are always welcome."
Estimate $ 600-800
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California