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Truman letter to Dean Acheson
Letter to Dean Acheson from Harry S. Truman, Independence, Missouri dated April 16, 1958 as follows: Dear Dean: I don't know how to express my appreciation for your visit here. Your foreign relations speech was a knock-out. I have never listened to a more logical approach than the one you delivered. I was exceedingly anxious for you to speak here, because this place in times past was a strong center of isolationism. I have heard nothing but praise of you from everyone, and I have talked to a surprising number of people this morning who are well-informed on foreign affairs and half of whom are not Democrats. The only person who was not please was Mrs. Truman, and that was because she was not there to hear you. although she seemed to be feeling somewhat better this morning and I wanted to be at the airport to see you off, I thought I should stay with her. I hope you can understand how very much I enjoyed my visit to Yale. I have never had a better time anywhere. It is what I have always wanted to do, but the opportunities were too infrequent. The visit to Yale and a recent one to the University of Oklahoma were, I believe, my most successful. For your information, I am attaching copies of my letters to Arthur Krock and Congressman Spence. Sincerely yours, Harry.
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Frederick Wiedman Jr. Collection of Presidential Papers
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971 Krock, Arthur, 1886-1974