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    [John F. Kennedy]. Lee Harvey Oswald Autograph Letter Signed "Lee xxx." One page of a bifolium, 5.5" x 8", no place; February 1, 1962. Addressed to his mother, concerning the birth of his first child and the possibility of sharing some unnamed news with the press. The letter has numerous grammatical errors throughout and reads in part:

    "... As too your questions about the money problem - I don't know if giving the story too the newspapers is too good, maybe you'de better hold off for awhile about that. I'll tell you when. The Baby is due around March 1st, we will probably fly into the U.S. on a airplane and I see no reason for you to come to New York to meet us. I want you to understand that although you can aid us in certain, small ways this business about our coming to the U.S. is relatively simple, don't make it more complicated than it is..."

    The letter has been laminated and marked with a sticker reading " Commission No. 192." This was done by the Warren Commission, who used the letter as a piece of evidence in their massive undertaking in investigating the assassination of John F. Kennedy. At the time the letter was written, Oswald was living in Russia, and his daughter, June, was born on February 15, 1962. In May, Oswald and his wife applied at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow for her United States passport, and the couple and their new baby left for the United States in June. A little over one year later, Oswald shot and killed President Kennedy, making him one of the most infamous men in American history.

    Condition: Flattened mail folds and light toning. Small tear and hole at the lower part of the letter, minorly affecting the text. Boldly signed. As mentioned above, the letter has been laminated.


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    November, 2020
    12th Thursday
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