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American cardinal; archbishop of New York; auxiliary bishop of New York; secretary to Cardinal Spellman; military ordinary of the US Armed Forces.


TLS - Typewritten Letter Signed, one page, August 1982, on his heraldic-crested stationery. Excellent content. In part reads:  The Fire Department of the City of New York is famous for its bravery and courage, and it is also known for its generosity and love. The work which you do for the widows and children of 'the bravest,' is another example of that selfless giving which is the mark of the Fire Department. The supreme example, of course, is foound in those members of the Fire Department who have laid down their lives so that others may live.


Some generalized light foxing and spotting, well away from text or signature. A lovely example and desirable as such.

COOKE, Cardinal Terence J. (1921-83)

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