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Lot #244
Dwight D. Eisenhower WWII-Dated Autograph Letter Signed to His Wife, Mamie: "How I wish it would end tomorrow"

“Today the war, for the U.S., is one day over three years old. How I wish it would end tomorrow”

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“Today the war, for the U.S., is one day over three years old. How I wish it would end tomorrow”

Exceptional World War II-dated ALS signed "Ike," two pages, 8 x 10.5, [December 8, 1944, erroneously dated "Nov. 8"]. Handwritten letter home to his wife Mamie, in part: "Today I completed part of my current trip, and will be at forward h.q. for 2 days. During that time I have to entertain, at lunch, a party of Congressmen. I hear that there is a total of 23...so I'll be pushed to find some way of feeding them. The boys are hunting tables, chairs, utensils, etc...The other day I learned that Lucius Clay is not coming back. That's a blow to me, because I depend upon him and trust him without reservation. But I suppose it's right to keep him there-he's just so good he has to be at the place he is most needed...The Christmas cards & small presents are starting to arrive. Lord knows how many boxes of hominy grits we've received...Most Christmas packages are nuts, candy, sox and other items of that kind. We have a regular system worked out where we thank the sender & say we're taking the package to the hospital. Then, when the package reaches the hospital we ask the recipient to send another note of thanks. Once in a while, when the present is a lucky coin, or some other trinket, I keep it myself...Today the war, for the U.S., is one day over three years old. How I wish it would end tomorrow. I want to see you! But it's just work & work some more." In fine condition. A remarkable example of one of General Eisenhower's letters home from the front.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #680 - Ended December 06, 2023





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