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    Sale 2492 | Lot 226
    Estimate: $600 - $900
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    • Sale 2492 Lot 226

      "I'M UP TO MY NECK IN WORK . . . IMPORTANT TO AMERICA'S SECURITY" DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER. Typed Letter Signed, "Ike," as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to Major General W.F. Tompkins, thanking him for his comments regarding his January 7 statement [announcing presidential campaign] and reporting that progress is being made in solving problems relating to America's security. 1 page, 4to, "[5 stars] DDE" stationery; punch holes at upper edge, moderate toning overall, horizontal folds. [Paris], 21 February 1952

      Estimate $600 - 900

      ". . . I am pleased to have your description of the reactions in Virginia to my 7 January statement . . . .

      "I'm up to my neck in work here--all of it complicated and extremely important to America's security. We are making progress but still are faced with a great many problems. . . ."

      WITH--Retained draft of the typed letter from Tompkins to Eisenhower to which the present letter is the reply: ". . . A great many conservative Virginia Democrats . . . would vote for you in such large numbers that Virginia would go Republican. . . ." 1 page, 4to. Np, 31 January 1952.

      On January 7, 1952, Eisenhower began his campaign for the presidency by announcing that he would participate in the New Hampshire Republican primary.