TRUMAN, HARRY Typed letter signed as President.
Washington: 17 April 1951. One page typed letter on one sheet of "The White House/Washington" stationery signed in ink "Harry Truman", the letter addressed to Dwight Palmer of New York and thanking him for his "telegram expressing approval of my recent action in the Far Eastern situation" (alluding to dismissal of MacArthur). Visible area 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches (20.5 x 14 cm); framed. Usual fold, minor handling creases, unexamined out of frame.
In one of the most controversial civilian-military events of the 20th century, on 11 April 1951 President Truman fired General Douglas MacArthur, then in command of the U.S. forces in Korea, and replaced him with General Matthew Ridgeway. In this letter, Truman thanks the president of the General Cable Corporation in New York for his support of his action. Accompanied by a certificate and receipt from EAC Gallery, New York reporting this item purchased on Sothebys.com, 2002.
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