PRESIDENT HAYES USES AN EXECUTIVE MANSION CARD FOR AN INQUIRY ON WHAT MAY HAVE BEEN HIS GETTING ADDITIONAL INPUT FOR AN ADDRESS TO CONGRESS
HAYES, RUTHERFORD B. (1882-1893) 19th President of the United States. Scarce Autograph Note Signed, “R.B.H.,” as President, on an imprinted 16 mo Executive Mansion, / Washington note card. [4 ¼ x 2 ½ inches]. Washington, D.C. No date, but circa mid 1877. Hayes writes: “My dear Sir: Have you anything written to be put in, or noticed in the message? Sincerely, R.B.H.” Slight paper loss at upper right corner, else very fine condition. This ‘Executive Mansion’ note card is one of the earliest forms, with it’s placement of the words ‘Executive Mansion’ at the upper left, rather than upper right, as in later iterations of these cards.