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29 October 2016, 09:00 PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Lot 90: HARRY S. TRUMAN May 12, 1945-Dated, Typed Letter Signed as President !(34 views)
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Rare May 12, 1945 TLS "Harry S Truman" as President
HARRY S. TRUMAN (1884-1972). 33rd President of the United States, who Authorized Dropping of the First Atomic Bomb on Japan to End World War II.
May 12, 1945-Dated, Typed Letter Signed, "Harry S Truman" as President with eight word handwritten postscript, 1 page, 7" x 8.75", On pale green official "The White House" stationery, Choice Extremely Fine. To Martin A. Lewis, Jr., Jefferson City, Missouri. Truman's friend, Martin A. Lewis, Jr., had served as Chief of Missouri Parks and Refuges from 1929-1932. Together with its original official The White House envelope. This Letter reads, in full:
"My dear Martin: --- Your kind message regarding my Proclamation is indeed greatly appreciated. My warmest thanks to you! - Very sincerely yours, - (Signed) Harry Truman"
Truman Handwrites a Postscript in blue ink: "Why don't you come in and say hello?" Harry Truman was sworn as President of the United States on April 12, 1945 upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. This rare TLS is dated exactly one month later on May 12, 1945. Overall, a beautiful bright clean bold Letter for display. (2 items)