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Description: TWO TYPED LETTERS SIGNED BY RONALD REAGAN, one signed "Dutch" as governor-elect in 1966; the second signed "Ronald" as Governor in 1969. The first letter, dated December 9, 1966 on Reagan's personal stationery ("Ronald Reagan / Governor-Elect / State of California") is written to his cousin, Milford L. Smith, who had written to Reagan about a speech delivered by Mr. Smith's son, Dennis, at a recent Rotary Club meeting. The original printed notes for the meeting are included and mention that Dennis "made an outstanding presentation... It will be a long time before any of us will forget his statement: 'God started some of us off with two strikes against us but we stand firm in our knowledge that he will never let us strike out.'" Reagan, in his letter, enthusiastically responds, "You have great reason to be proud of Dennis. The line you sent me that he spoke at the Rotary Club is something to be remembered. When I see some of our beatniks protesting because life isn't being handed to them on a big enough platter, I'm going to remember this line." Signed "Dutch". The second letter included is dated September 4, 1969, on Reagan's California Governor's stationery and is addressed to Dennis, congratulating him on becoming "President of the Sterling-Rock Falls Toastmasters Club". Reagan writes: "I didn't want to miss the opportunity to congratulate you on your achievements-- it must be a great personal satisfaction to know of the impact your leadership has had on the community." Signed: "Ronald". California: 1966, 1969. Two 8.5 x 11 inch sheets (Reagan letterhead). With original envelope (with Reagan's return address) for the first letter. Neat folds, otherwise fine. Custom cloth presentation box available for $175; half-leather for $375.
Artist or Maker: Reagan, Ronald