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    Sale 2492 | Lot 228
    Estimate: $300 - $400
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    • Sale 2492 Lot 228

      DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER. Typed Letter Signed, "Ike E," as President, to Mrs. William F. Tompkins, thanking for writing a reaction to his announcement on the 29th [expressing the intention to run for another term of office]. 1 page, 4to, White House stationery; punch holes at upper edge, horizontal fold. Washington, 19 March 1956

      Estimate $300 - 400

      ". . . [S]omehow or other the White House mail room discriminates against women, and your nice note did not reach my desk until just before I left for Gettysburg. . . ."

      WITH--Lucius D. Clay. Typed Letter Signed, to William F. Tompkins, remarking that the President is aware that Senator Byrd's silence was helpful, and noting that Virginia is becoming a two-party system. 1 page, 4to. Np, 6 December 1956.

      On February 29, 1956, at a news conference held in the Executive Office Building in Washington, President Eisenhower announced his intention to run for a second term as president.