Jul 30, 2020 - Sale 2543

Sale 2543 - Lot 44

Price Realized: $ 406
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
GLAD FOR "SOME GOOD NEWS AT LEAST FROM THAT QUARTER" DURING VIETNAM UNREST JOHNSON, LYNDON B. Typed Letter Signed, as President, to Evening Star editor Newbold Noyes Jr., expressing gladness for good news, and thanking for conveying a message from Prime Minister of Japan Eisaku Sato. 3/4 page, small 4to, White House stationery; paper clip impression at upper edge, horizontal fold. Washington, 29 January 1968

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"Your greeting card arrived . . . bearing some good news at least from that quarter of the world. I am grateful for the message from Prime Minister Sato and glad to know that you are keeping an eye on developments out there."
Throughout January in 1968, protestors to the war in Vietnam amassed daily outside the White House, and various public demonstrations took place in universities across the U.S., including draft card burning, boycotting of classes, and hunger strikes.