Typed Letter, signed as President (“Harry Truman”), to House Representative Overton Brooks, Democrat from Louisiana, regarding Treasury Secretary John Ryder. Harry Truman.

“what a pack of lies that was …”

Typed Letter, signed as President (“Harry Truman”), to House Representative Overton Brooks, Democrat from Louisiana, regarding Treasury Secretary John Ryder.

Washington, DC: April 28, 1948.

1 p., on White House stationery. 8vo. “what a pack of lies that was …”. Fine, in grey cloth folder, with envelope Item #247294

A characteristically blunt letter from the 33rd President of the United States, in defense of his cabinet appointee, John W. Snyder, who was a close personal friend: “… I appreciated very highly your letter of the twenty-third in regard to your visit with the Secretary of the Treasury at Shreveport. I’ve always known the Secretary for what he is but he was misrepresented by the columnists and press people here. The regular people are just beginnng to find out what a pack of lies that was …”.

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