Handwritten telegram in pencil signed “Charles A. Lindbergh,” one page on the reverse of a Western Union telegram, 8 x 6.5, December 30, 1929. Lindbergh writes out his telegram response to Wallace O. Lee. In full: “Deeply appreciate your message Stop We arrive Indianapolis shortly after noon but can only stop a few minutes as we are due St. Louis tonight Stop Please thank governor and Mrs. Leslie for this very kind invitation Stop We wish we could stop over in Indianapolis and regret that our engagements will not permit.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one vertical fold passing through the signature, a uniform shade of toning, and a few scattered creases. Lindbergh is responding to Lee’s telegram on the front. In part: “Governor and Mrs. Leslie…desire that I extend to you both invitation to be guests in their home during your stay in Indianapolis.” Accompanied by an unsigned telegram concerning Lindbergh’s arrival in Camden, New Jersey. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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