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Letter from U.S. Congresswoman Ruth Pratt to Helen Keller in Forest Hills, thanking Keller for a telegram congratulating Pratt on the passage of an appropriation bill for Talking Books, March 3, 1931.

Letter from U.S. Congresswoman Ruth Pratt in Washington D.C. to Helen Keller in Forest Hills, New York, thanking her for a telegram congratulating her on the passage of an appropriation bill for Talking Books. The letter includes an annotation telling Keller about the compliments that were paid her in Congress, March 3, 1931.

Helen Keller Archives, American Foundation for the Blind.

[Transcriber's Note: The following appears printed on the left-hand margin of the stationery:

RUTH PRATT
17th District New York]

[The following appears printed on the right-hand margin of the stationery:

COMMITTEES:

BANKING AND CURRENCY
LIBRARY]

[The following is printed center on the stationery:

Congress of the United States
House of Representatives
Washington, D.C.]

[Transcriber's Note: The following is handwritten on the right-hand margin:

H.K.
Legislation-F
Books for
the Adult Blind]

March 3, 1931

Miss Helen Keller,
93 Seminole Avenue,
Forest Hills, N.Y.

Dear Miss Keller:

It was very kind of you to send me a telegram of congratulation about the passage of the bill which I introduced to purchase additional books for the blind. I rejoice with you in the passage of the bill.

Sincerely yours,

[Handwritten signature: Ruth Pratt.]

[Transcriber's Note: The following is handwritten beneath the signature:

I wish you might have heard the many tributes paid you while the bill was under consideration on the floor of the House. RBP]

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