33rd President. Typed letter signed (TLS) “Harry S Truman” AS PRESIDENT, September 26, 1947, 7×9, The White House Washington stationery, to Henry Ford II as President of the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan, in full:
In view of the pressing obligations which you have as President of the Ford Motor Company, I feel that I have no alternative but to accede to your request that you be relieved of your responsibilities as a member of the Air Policy Commission. I do, however, hope that you will be available for consultation from time to time with the Commission on matters affecting the industrial phases of the problem.
Please accept my thanks for the time and study which you have already devoted to the important problems facing the Air Policy Commission.
Truman has handwritten: “HF II” in the salutation.
Accompanied by carbon of Ford’s letter to Truman asking for him to accept his resignation from the Commission.
In fresh condition, mailing fold and filing stamp from Ford’s office.
Simply astounding association letter.