TLS signed “Jimmy,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, January 12, 1977. Carter writes to Congressman Del Clawson. In full: “I need your cooperation in increasing the effectiveness of the executive branch of government. This will, of course, be a common effort among myself and the cabinet officials, the Congress, and our professional civil servants. My request is that I be given the same reorganization authority granted to Richard Nixon when he became President in 1969. Your early action will permit us to begin work soon after inauguration….” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. A touch of mild toning to edges, otherwise fine condition. R&R COA.