33rd President. Typed letter signed (TLS) “Harry S. Truman” AS PRESIDENT, May 4, 1945, The White House Washington stationery, to Arthur W. Wolf in Kansas City, Missouri, in full:
It was thoughtful of you to write to me. Your kind assurances are indeed helpful as I go on with the new tasks ahead. Many thanks.
Accompanied by original White House mailing envelope. Some creasing and age wear, else fine.
Truman has become President less than a month earlier upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Just 4 days after sending this letter, President Truman officially announced the surrender of Germany from the White House Radio Room on May 8, 1945, signaling the end of World War II.