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February 27, 2012

During the 1930s, a Cuban boy sent a letter to President Roosevelt asking for a signed $20 American bill. In exchange, the boy would show the U.S. Army the location of mineral deposits in Cuba. The letter was signed “Fidel Castro.” Roosevelt never sent the $20 bill and the rest, as they say, is history.

This bizarre and fascinating letter is one of the millions of documents and records held at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C., the record keeper for the Federal Government.

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