tel·e·gram   [tel-i-gram] noun, verb, -grammed, -gram·ming.
noun
1. a message or communication sent by telegraph; a telegraphic dispatch.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
2. to telegraph.

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On February 15th, 1933, U.S. President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt was the victim of an assassination attempt by Giuseppe Zangara, an Italian immigrant who had been frustrated with President Herbert Hoover. Because he was not able to find work during the Great Depression, Zangara decided to take out his anger on the president-elect, and fired five rounds with his .32 caliber pistol at Bayfront Park in Miami, hitting five people, including Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, who died from his injuries. Zangara was later executed for his crimes. Hoover sent this telegram to FDR, telling him he was glad that he wasn’t hurt. It sold at auction in 2008 for $5,377.50 (source)
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1933 FEB 15 PM 11 11
GOVT= THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON DC
PRESIDENT ELECT FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT=
                  MIAMI FLO=
TOGETHER WITH EVERY CITIZEN I REJOICE THAT YOU HAVE NOT BEEN INJURED I SHALL BE GRATEFUL TO YOU FOR NEWS OF MAYOR CERMAKS CONDITION=
                  HERBERT HOOVER.

On February 15th, 1933, U.S. President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt was the victim of an assassination attempt by Giuseppe Zangara, an Italian immigrant who had been frustrated with President Herbert Hoover. Because he was not able to find work during the Great Depression, Zangara decided to take out his anger on the president-elect, and fired five rounds with his .32 caliber pistol at Bayfront Park in Miami, hitting five people, including Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, who died from his injuries. Zangara was later executed for his crimes. Hoover sent this telegram to FDR, telling him he was glad that he wasn’t hurt. It sold at auction in 2008 for $5,377.50 (source)

Transcript

1933 FEB 15 PM 11 11

GOVT= THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON DC

PRESIDENT ELECT FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT=

                  MIAMI FLO=

TOGETHER WITH EVERY CITIZEN I REJOICE THAT YOU HAVE NOT BEEN INJURED I SHALL BE GRATEFUL TO YOU FOR NEWS OF MAYOR CERMAKS CONDITION=

                  HERBERT HOOVER.