A YEAR OUT OF THE PRESIDENCY, GROVER CLEVELAND, ATHOUGH TANTALIZED BY THE IDEA, ASTUTELY RECOGNIZES HIS LIMITATIONS FOR ADDING HIS EFFORTS TO HARPER’S MAGAZINE
CLEVELAND, GROVER. (1837-1908). Twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States (1885-9, 1893-7). Autograph Letter Signed, ”Grover Cleveland”, on his imprinted Westland, Princeton stationery. Two pages, octavo. New Jersey, April 13, 1898. Very fine condition. To ”H.M. Alden, Esq., New York City”. Alden was the editor of Harper s Magazine from 1869-1919. Cleveland writes: ”Dear Mr. Alden, I have reflected upon the matters referred to in your letter of the 6th instant; and I confess the manner in which you present them stimulates my interest. I cannot however make myself believe that I could contribute anything to the publication you have undertaken, that would add to the value of the service, and be equal to the standard by which the work should be judged. Yours very truly, Grover Cleveland”. A fine example for a presidential set of autographs.