33rd President. Typed letter signed (TLS) “Harry S Truman” as Senator, 8 x 10.5, “United States Senate / Committee on Interstate Commerce” stationery, August 23, 1943. Sent to “Lt. Colonel W.E. Hicks / CE Executive Officer / Headquarters 330th Engineers / APO 689, c/o Postmaster / New York, N.Y.”, in full:
I certainly was glad to get your good letter of July 25, which has just now caught up with me.
I have been holding the usual round of hearings and instead of getting a chance to rest during the holiday, I have built up more work than I have ever had before.
As usual I am envying you your job. I wish I could sit down and discuss with you all the things that take place. We will have plenty to talk about when you get back.
Frank Erhart called me up yesterday – he is now back in the United States. He has been over in Persia running a Railroad. They have ordered him to the West Coast and he may catch up with you in India.
Keep me informed as to what you are doing and where you are located, and any good news you want to tell me I will be glad to hear.
Mailing folds, one staple holes at top left, signature one shade light.