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    Harry S Truman Typed Quotation Inscribed and Signed "To John M. Taylor from Harry S Truman Apr. 22, 1960" on 5.75" x 3.25" sheet affixed to 7" x 4.5" card. In full, "I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth, and the Republicans thought it was hell. April 13, 1960." Former President and Mrs. Truman were visiting their daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Clifton Daniel, and their two grandsons in New York City and were staying at the Carlyle Hotel. At 7:30 A.M., April 13, 1960, Truman began his usual pre-breakfast stroll from his hotel on 76th Street, up Park Avenue along 82nd Street, and down Fifth Avenue. "The New York Times" reported that during his 28-minute walk, "in reply to an assertion that he had waged a 'give 'em hell' campaign in 1948, Mr. Truman declared: 'I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth, and the Republicans thought it was hell.'" It was the newspaper's "Quotation of the Day." Fine condition.


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