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    Harry S. Truman Typed Letter Signed Dated Eleven Days After Taking Office as President. One page of a bifolium, 7" x 8.75", Washington, D.C.; April 23, 1945. A letter on White House letterhead to Bryce B. Smith. It reads, in full: "Many thanks for that thoughtful message you sent me. I do appreciate the confidence your words imply and your willingness to be helpful. Very sincerely yours, Harry." Truman adds a holographic postscript, "Hope to see you soon."

    Truman had been sworn into office less than two weeks earlier on April 12, 1945 upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Together with a letter from Stanley R. Fike, Administrative Assistant to Senator Symington, to John K. Hulston, dated February 18, 1975, referencing Truman's letter.

    Condition: Truman letter has usual mail folds, and light soiling at edges and on verso. Pencil notations on verso, else very good.


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