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    Harry S. Truman Letter as President. Very fine content typed letter signed, "Harry Truman" as President, 6.75" x 8.5" on White House letterhead, Washington, August 23, 1951 to Nathan Straus of WMCA Radio in New York writing concerning the need to balance civil liberties while fighting communism: "I am pleased to know that you have taken especial note of my recent speech at the dedication of the American Legion Building here in Washington. Needless to say, the liberty of the individual is the keystone of our form of government and, while we must fight communism with every resource at our command both at home and abroad, we must be careful not to encroach upon the Bill of Rights..." A fine letter in near perfect condition, simply matted with a profile portrait of Truman. From the collection of Bradley O'Leary. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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