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Ronald Reagan

Reagan comments on the American West and Iran-Contra

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Reagan comments on the American West and Iran-Contra

TLS as president signed “Ron,” one page, 7 x 10.5, White House letterhead, December 2, 1986. Letter to Dolores M. Ballachino in Boulder City, Nevada. In part: "It was good to hear from you to know how much you have come to love the West. I'm a midwesterner (Illinois) but I became a westerner after a short time and know how you feel. I guess the poet Robert W. Service said it when he wrote the line, 'The land of gold held him as if in a spell.' I'm sorry campaigning doesn't provide time for visits but it was great to see you. If I didn't look like I recognized you, put it down to self-consciousness. I'm always aware that I'm facing the crowd and they'll wonder what I'm doing if I appear to be communicating with someone they can't see. Thank you and Paul for all you did in the effort to get us a Senator. You have every right to be proud because I'm convinced you made the difference in your precinct. You are right about the media in this Iran thing. I've told them the absolute truth and they just won't accept it. I think, however, we are moving on a couple of fronts that will put out the fire and break up the lynch mob." In fine condition. A fascinating letter in which Reagan evokes the great Western plains, the stagecraft involved in politics, and the notorious Iran-Contra scandal.

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  • Auction Title: August
  • Dates: #527 - Ended May 09, 2018

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