Washington, D. C. 1901. 6.50" by 8.25". 1 pages. Very Good. Typed on a single sheet, printed at top "Executive Mansion, / Washington." Ink density of Roosevelt's signature a bit light, but otherwise fine.
A rather early Theodore Roosevelt letter as President, having succeeded to the office upon the death of President William McKinley just 17 days earlier. Roosevelt, having received a letter from John G. Winter, Jr., here asks his Acting Secretary of War to pull his file in the War Office and find a recommendation Roosevelt believes he wrote for Winter as one of his former troopers.