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    Warren G. Harding Typed Letter Signed "Warren G. Harding" as President, one full page, 7" x 8.75". The White House, Washington, February 3, 1923. To Myron T. Herrick, U.S. Ambassador to France, Paris. "Personal" typed at top. In part, "We have not only been anxious in maintaining the wholly proper attitude in our relation to the nations of Europe, but we have had a difficult time in satisfying an American public opinion which does not know precisely what it wants except that it feels that America can somehow wave a magic wand and prevent all conflict in the Old World. I am sure you know from the official communications which you receive that we are agreed to be helpful in every consistent way possible. I thank you for your kindly references to the success of the administration. Please be assured that I have no apprehension or worries about the political future. The main thing to be concerned about is the success of the four years to which I am committed and one-half of which has been written into the history of American administrations. Perhaps everything has not been done as it might have been. Undoubtedly there are many disappointments which have an unfavorable reflex in American public opinion, but looking back over the period now I do not know of any course I would materially change, and I have every confidence that the foreign policy of the government is going to be wholly vindicated." Four months later, President Harding left the White House for a trip to Alaska and the western states from which he never returned, dying in San Francisco on August 2, 1923. Republican Myron T. Herrick was an old friend of Harding, having served as Governor of Ohio (1904-1906) while Harding was Lieutenant Governor. Appointed Ambassador to France by Taft (1912-1914), Herrick was reappointed by Harding in 1921 and served in Paris until his death in 1929. Fine condition. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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