Lyndon B. Johnson 1968 Typed Letter Signed as President – “Message From Prime Minister Sato”


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36th President.

Typed letter signed (TLS) “Lyndon B. Johnson” AS PRESIDENT, January 29, 1968, White House letterhead, Washington, to Washington Evening Star editor Newbold Noyes Jr., expressing gladness for good news, and thanking for conveying a message from Prime Minister of Japan Eisaku Sato, in full:

Your greeting card arrived this morning, bearing some good news at least from that quarter of the world. I am grateful for the message from Prime Minister Sato and glad to know that you are keeping an eye on developments out there.

Throughout January in 1968, protestors to the war in Vietnam amassed daily outside the White House, and various public demonstrations took place in universities across the U.S., including draft card burning, boycotting of classes, and hunger strikes.