PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/11/1962 - HFSID 27672
Sale Price $510.00
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Dwight D. Eisenhower sends a typed letter of regret that he will not be able to accept the invitation to the USO group.
Typed Letter Signed: "D.E.", 1p, 7x10¼. Gettysburg, Pa., 1962 May 11.To Honorable Robert Dechert, Dechert, Pride (sic, Price) and Rhoads, Philadelphia.In full: "I have your letter of the fourth, together with the invitation from the USO group (which I have had to decline because a commitment, long made, makes even consideration of it impossible). As to your suggestion about a luncheon of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, I really think you must count me out -- certainly as of this year. I am not sure when Mrs. Eisenhower and I shall leave for California, but it will not be too long after the end of October, and I know you cannot and do not want to schedule another luncheon, even if I could find the time, so soon after the one at which Allen Dulles is to appear. We hope to spend five or six months in Southern California, which makes completely impossible any engagement in the East. Another consideration is that I have pending tentative dates with other, similar groups - - and I must give them priority. With warm regard, and real regret that I seem always so uncooperative! Sincerely," ALLEN DULLES, brother of EISENHOWER's Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, was Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1953-1961. Established in 1949, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is "a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to creating an informed citizenry on matters of national and international significance." Today, Dechert Price and Rhoads is a major Philadelphia firm with one of the largest trust and estate practices in the United States. Light paper clip impression at upper left. Fine condition.
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