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#76 - Harry S. Truman

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Shortly after V-E Day, Truman admits the pressure of his assumed office: “I was always fearful that responsibility would be mine. Now that I have it I will have to meet it”
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TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, May 12, 1945. Letter to E. J. Short, Sr., of Republic, Missouri. In full: “You don’t know how very much I appreciated your good letter of the fourteenth. I remember very well the various conversations referred to in the letter and I was always fearful that responsibility would be mine. Now that I have it I will have to meet it. It was certainly a pleasure to hear from you. One of the terrible penalties is that I can no longer be free and friendly with the people I want to be free and friendly with. This is a job that takes all the time a man has but if you come to Washington be sure to let me know and I will be glad to see you. Give my best to Mrs. Short.” In fine condition, with some light soiling along right edge. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope as well as a photocopy of the April 14, 1945, letter from Short to which he is responding. Truman had been vice president for only 82 days when Roosevelt died, and was openly intimidated by the weight of his new position, telling reporters after taking the oath, ‘I don’t know if you fellas ever had a load of hay fall on you, but when they told me what happened yesterday, I felt like the moon, the stars, and all the planets had fallen on me.’ An insightful letter written exactly one month after FDR’s death, as Truman found his footing as president in one of the most crucial periods in American history. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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