37th President. Typed letter signed “RN” AS PRESIDENT, one page, 7×10.5, White House letterhead, March 5, 1969. Letter to The Washington Star editor Newbold Noyes, Jr., in full:
Your February 24 editorial, ‘The President in Europe,’ was brought to my attention after I returned to Washington last Sunday.
I want you to know how much I appreciated your thoughtful analysis of the reasons for this trip. I was very pleased to have your support and I feel confident we have indeed begun a new era of consultation. On another subject, you have my gratitude also for your efforts to encourage the programs for improvement of Washington.
In very good condition.
On January 20, 1969, Richard Nixon took the Presidential Oath of Office, becoming the 37th President of the United States of America. On February 6, 1969, during President Nixon’s second Press Conference in the East Room of the White House, Nixon announced his plans to travel to Europe. During his eight-day trip, he planned to visit Brussels, London, Bonn, Berlin, Rome, and Paris. From February 23 through March 2, Nixon would meet with many key leaders including the King of Belgium, Queen Elizabeth II, Harold Wilson, Charles de Gaulle, Willy Brandt and he ended his tour with a visit with the Pope in Vatican City, just 3 days before sending this letter.