PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/17/1957 - HFSID 28049
Sale Price $1,190.00
PRESIDENT EISENHOWER ACCEPTS THE RESIGNATION OF THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO POLAND
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER. Typed Letter Signed: "Dwight D. Eisenhower" as President, 1p, 7x9. The White House, Washington, 1957 June 17. To the Honorable Joseph E. Jacobs, c/o Department of State, Washington, D.C. In full:"In accepting your resignation as Ambassador to Poland, effective on a date to be determined, I want to express my appreciation for your outstanding service to your country. You brought to your post many years of rich experience as well as accumulated knowledge in the field of diplomacy. It is a signal honor that you have after more than forty-two years in the field of foreign affairs of being Dean of the Foreign Service. Certainly you should feel a sense of deep personal gratification as you look back over your distinguished career. On your retirement from government service you take with you my very best wishes for many years of happiness. Sincerely," Just ten days earlier, the United States agreed to lend Poland money for the development of mining and agriculture. South Carolinian JOSEPH EARLE JACOBS (1893-1971) had been appointed Ambassador to Poland by President Eisenhower on April 1, 1955. He left his post on July 23, 1957. Jacobs had previously served as U.S. Vice Consul in Shanghai (1919), Consul in Shanghai (1924-1929) and Ambassador to Czechoslovakia (1948-1949). Ink docket at top, probably by Jacobs: "Rec'd 6-21-57". Paper clip impression there also. Lightly creased at upper margin. Fine condition.
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