Typed letter signed (TLS) “Lyndon B. Johnson” AS PRESIDENT, April 12, 1965, White House letterhead, Washington, to California Governor Pat Brown, in full:
A wire from an old friend like you means more to me than I can say. From the heart I say ‘thanks’. It’s good to know you are there.
Horizontal fold, else fine.
Just five days earlier on April 7, 1965, LBJ delivered a major address promoting the Vietnam War. The televised speech given at Johns Hopkins University was billed by his Administration as “Peace without Conquest”. Certainly the wire LBJ is thanking Brown for was in support of this policy.