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    Harry S. Truman: Autograph Letter Signed as President. One page with integral sheet on White House letterhead, 7" x 9"; September 3, 1946. A handwritten letter from President Truman to Merriman Smith, author of the recently published book, Thank You Mr. President: A White House Notebook. Truman thanks the author for the autographed copy and the complimentary statements written about him in the book.

    Dear Merriman:

    Charlie Ross handed me the autographed copy of your book 'Thank You Mr. President' today, and I have spent the evening reading it-and I like it.
    I hope you'll outlive me, and you should, so you can make my epitaph the statement you make about my integrity & sincerity. I hope it's true-I want it to be. And I hope that wasn't kidding.

    Sincerely Harry S. Truman

    A nice personal letter from Truman regarding his reputation for honesty.

    Condition: The letter has a single horizontal fold and slight mat burn from previous framing. Two small mounting remnants at top on verso. Together with a Pach Bros. photo of Truman. The photo (5" x 7.25") has been trimmed and has mounting remnants at top and bottom.


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