Typed letter signed ("Wm H Taft"), to Otto T. Bannard of the New York Trust Company. William Howard Taft.

Typed letter signed ("Wm H Taft"), to Otto T. Bannard of the New York Trust Company.

Hot Springs, Virginia: July 30, 1908.

1 p. On Cincinnati, Ohio personal stationery. Docketed in blue pencil "you need not return it OTB". 8vo. Bifolium. Old folds, very good Item #315227

"My dear Ban: The only disappointment I had in Cincinnati was in not getting a chance to talk with you and Charlie Clark, and I don't know what became of you...." The letter is dated the month after he received the Republican nomination for the upcoming presidential election, and a little more than a week after Taft resigned as Secretary of War to devote himself full time to campaigning. Otto Bannard was "one of the very few acquaintances who called the President 'Bill,' and who had known him since his college years in New Haven" (Lurie p 139).

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