May 05, 2016 - Sale 2413

Sale 2413 - Lot 212

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
"LINCOLN PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPEACHED AS JOHNSON WAS" TRUMAN, HARRY S. Typed Letter Signed, as President, to author Lloyd Paul Stryker, expressing thanks for sending an autographed copy of his book [Andrew Johnson: A Study in Courage, 1929?], and agreeing with his speculation concerning the fate of President Lincoln, had he not been assassinated. 1 page, 4to, White House stationery; horizontal fold. (TFC) Washington, 19 January 1952

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". . . Andrew Johnson was probably one of the most mistreated Presidents and in your introduction when you say that Lincoln probably would have been impeached as Johnson was, if he had tried to carry out his program, you are just as true as you can be.
"My hobby is, and always has been, the lives of administrators in public service. Your research and truthful statements about Andrew Johnson are a great contribution to American history. . . ."