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    Harry Truman Typed Letter Signed "Harry Truman". Two pages, 7.25" x 10.5", Independence, Missouri; October 5, 1960. In a letter addressed to Hon. Robert A. Everett, the former president petitions the Congressman to throw his support to JFK in the upcoming presidential election. The letter reads in part:

    "This is an urgent plea that you do everything you possibly can to help the Democratic ticket and the Honorable John F. Kennedy and the Honorable Lyndon B. Johnson, the Democratic nominee for President and Vice-President. Now, as never before, it seems to me, there is a need for us to submerge whatever differences may exist among us within our own Party and fight for a Democratic victory, National, State and Local. I simply do not believe that the United States can stand four more years of another Republican President in the White House. We have lost much ground in the last eight years under a Republican President - in foreign relations, in domestic affairs, in the national financial situation, in the agricultural situation and in general welfare...With Nixon in the White House, there will be a complete breakdown in the domestic and foreign affairs of our Government. I wonder if you want another 1929? As you know, Jack Kennedy was not my first choice for the Presidential nomination. However, he is a very able young man, and, in my opinion, a man of integrity and honor. These qualities I regard as essential in a President of the United States...I will be campaigning, just as I have done in times passed, not because I want anything for myself, but because the country needs a leader in the White House and leaders in the Congress. I ask you to join in all-out support of the Democratic ticket."

    The letter is framed along with a photograph of Truman and a small plaque to the overall size of 30" x 19.75".

    Condition: Very good condition.


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