This letter was written to Elvis by President Richard Nixon on 31st December 1970. In it, he thanks Elvis for his gift of the commemorative World War II Colt 45 pistol which Elvis gave to the President during their meeting in the Oval Office.
TRANSCRIPTION OF NIXON’S THANK YOU LETTER
December 31, 1970
Dear Mr. Presley:
It was a pleasure to meet with you in my office recently, and I want you to know once again how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness in giving me the commemorative World War II Colt 45 pistol, encased in the handsome wooden chest. You were particularly kind to remember me with this impressive gift, as well as your family photographs, and I am delighted to have them for my collection of special momentos.
With my best wishes to you, Mrs. Presley, and to your daughter, Lisa, for a happy and peaceful 1971.
Mr. Elvis Presley
Madison, Tennessee 37115
JAN 5 1971
Nixon Thank You Letter
Citation: Letter from Richard M. Nixon to Elvis Presley, 31 December 1970
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Part of the White House Central Subject Files
The Subject Files Finding Aid, Health boxes (EX HE 5-1)