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    John F. Kennedy Typed Letter Signed "John Kennedy" in response to a Korean War soldier's widow. One page, 8" x 10.5", May 11, 1953, Washington, D.C., on United States Senate stationery, sold with the attached transmittal envelope and a letter (dated May 7, 1953) containing questions from the widow of PFC John A. Stelline. Stephen J. D'Arcy, an insurance salesman, typed and sent the letter with the widow's three questions to the young Massachusetts' senator: "(1) When may she expect John's body home? (2) Will she receive such personal effects as her husband's wedding band? (3) . . . when may she expect [pension] payments to start?"

    Kennedy responds, "This will acknowledge and thank you for your letter which arrived in my office today." He continued, "I want you to know that I have taken up the matter about which you wrote with the appropriate Government office. I will write you again as soon as I have further word." The senator ends this poignant letter with, "Assuring you of my wish to be of all possible assistance to you, I am, Sincerely yours, John Kennedy". Pencil notations, folds, and staple in upper left corner, else very fine. Boldly signed.


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    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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