Apparently in 1918, during World War I, the U.S. government had a shortage of binoculars for its Naval forces. They then appealed to the American public, asking people to send in any binocular type items. Seems my grandfather, John Lott Bergen, did just that. I found the following letters. Unfortunately, the signature of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt is only from an autograph machine.
1. Thank you letter for article received.
2. Letter that article is being returned.3. Letter sent with check for $1.00
4. Acknowledgment of receipt of article
5. The actual check