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    Lyndon B. Johnson Typed Letter Signed as President. One page, 7" x 10.25", on "The White House" letterhead, Washington, February 23, 1965, to Senator Frank Church regarding an article Church had written for Look magazine concerning the Birchites, members of the anti-Communist John Birch Society. It reads in part:

    "I have read your article in Look magazine. It was a strong, courageous piece of prose that only a man secure in the knowledge that what he is doing is right for his country could have composed. This is the kind of courage that this country must never have in short supply, and which I am so glad to know you possess in abundance."

    Also included is the original letter by Senator Church, dated February 19, 1965, informing L. B. J. of his upcoming article "dealing with Right-wing activities in the campaign, with particular reference to the Western States, and citing evidence of the disturbing growth of the extremist movement which has since occurred." He adds: "I am grateful to you for our conversation of last evening on the Viet Nam problem."

    Aside from the usual folds, the top left margin is marred from a paper clip. Else very fine.

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