37th President. Typed letter signed “RN” AS PRESIDENT, one page, 7×10.5, White House letterhead, February 13, 1973. Letter to The Evening Star editor Newbold Noyes, Jr., in full:
Throughout the long and difficult war in Vietnam, I have always been able to count on the unstinting support of the Star and News for my efforts to obtain peace with honor. In large measure, the negotiations were successful because I had the confidence of a majority of the American people behind me. At every turn, the Star and News helped to rally and sustain many of your readers through its editorial policies, and all of the staff can take great pride in the role played by the Star and News in achieving this peace.
Our national spirit has been sternly tested, and we have met the challenge. Now as your January 24 editorial, ‘Peace in Our Time,’ points out, this is the time to build on the peace, both here and abroad, and to heal.
In very good condition, staple hole at top left, pencil note at top right.
Accompanied by carbon copy of Noyes’ response to Nixon, February 16, 1973, in part: “When I spoke to John Erlichman about my long letter to you January 8, he said he thought I should talk to you – a rather off way to put it! Needless to say, I would be more than happy any time to discuss my fears and doubts on the domestic side, if you should feel so inclined”
A simply fantastic Nixon letter with great content across several important topics during that tumultuous time.