Lot 104: TLS signed "Lyndon," one page, 7 x 9, vice presidential letterhead, November 3, 1962. Letter to Secretary of the Army Cyrus R. Vance. In part: "Many thanks for asking Lady Bird and me to go to the Army-Navy football game with you all. We'd love to go, but we are planning now to have a few days around that time at home in Texas...What really pleases us about your invitation is that you are doing well enough to plan on going yourself. Keep up the progress and know we're pulling for you, too." Johnson adds a short handwritten postscript, "Enjoyed hearing you last night." In fine condition. Accompanied by the original 224-page program for the game, which depicts President Kennedy and a copy of a letter he sent to both teams wishing them good luck; although Johnson declined this invitation, Kennedy did attend. Navy defeated Army with a score of 34-14, their fourth consecutive victory in the anticipated annual matchup.
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