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    Original Red-Line Printing of House Resolution 25, the "Fulbright Resolution" Which Led to the Formation of the United Nations. One page, 10" x 15", 78th Congress, 1st Session, dated September 21, 1943 and signed by House Clerk, "South Trimble", with gilt embossed seal affixed to the lower left margin. The document reads in part: "Resolved by the House of Representatives...That the Congress hereby expresses itself as favoring the creation of appropriate international machinery with power adequate to establish and to maintain a just and lasting peace, among other nations of the world...". There are only some minor stains present that don't detract from the overall presentation of this historic document. This may well have been William Fulbright's (1905-1995) copy of the resolution.

    Included with the document is a one page typed letter on letterhead, dated January 11, 1945 from Vice President Henry A. Wallace to Fulbright signed "H. A. Wallace" that obviously accompanied a copy of William A. "Billy" Bishop's book Winged Peace. The letter reads in part: "I am sending you WINGED PEACE because "the rush of rocket and thrust of jet", combined with certain extraordinary types of explosives not yet fully developed, will make necessary a complete re-examination of our air thinking." The letter is in itself historic in that the "extraordinary types of explosives not yet fully developed" must surely be an early and potentially careless reference to the atomic bomb used eight months later. A carbon copy of Fulbright's thank you to Vice President Wallace, dated January 15, 1945 is included. Both letters are in fine condition.


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