41st President. Typed letter signed (TLS) “George Bush” on personal stationery from Houston, Texas, January 8, 2003, 6.25×8.5, addressed to Sarwar A. Kashmeri in NY, in full:
When you are meeting at Ditchley, I will be out in Asia. Thus, I cannot accept your very nice invitation for the conference.
If Brent Scowcroft is attending, it is bound to be a great meeting. My respect for him knows no bounds.
Accompanied by original mailing envelope.
Brent Scowcroft served as National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, and at the time of this letter was serving as the Chairman of the President’s Advisory Board for George W. Bush.