President Hayes Invites a Jewish Friend to His Executive Mansion 25th Anniversary Celebration

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President Hayes Invites a Jewish Friend to His Executive Mansion 25th Anniversary Celebration
Autograph Letter Signed
1 page | SMC 1212

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  • Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Joseph A. Joel

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    Hayes invites to 25th anniversary celebration his Jewish friend and old comrade-in-arms, Joseph A. Joel, along with Mrs. Joel and “Ruddy,” their young son named after the President.

    Autograph Letter Signed (“R.B. Hayes”), as President, with the opening five lines of text in a secretarial hand, and the salutation, closing, and last three lines of text in autograph; 1 page, octavo, Executive Mansion, no date [circa December 31, 1877]. To J.A. Joel.

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    EXECUTIVE MANSION,
    WASHINGTON.

    My Dear Sir :

    Mrs. Hayes and I celebrate the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of our Wedding, Monday Dec. 31, 1877, at 9 P.M.

    We hope you and Mrs [sic] Joel & Ruddy can be with us --

    Sincerely

    RB HAYES