Lawrence, David Leo, 1889-1966
Letter from Harry S. Truman to Margaret Truman, October 21, 1947. Family, Business, and Personal Affairs Papers - Family Correspondence File.
[The White House, Washington, D.C.]
Oct. 21, 1947
I have just been reading the clippings from all the Pittsburgh papers. The write ups were excellent except for some of the critics. If I ever meet one of them I'll bust in the nose. One of them was kindly and constructive. His name is Ralph Lewando and he is with the Pittsburgh Press. If I were you I'd read what he says and weigh it carefully. I'm telling you this because I'm more anxious for your complete success than you are if that is possible.
You should finish this tour and then carefully take stock and do whatever is necessary for the next step. You'll have my backing whatever you do but I want you to do what will be most likely to take you to the top of the ladder. It is a long hard pull and takes work and more work. Your dad ought to know.
I hope you write John Kane and Dave Lawrence. They are good friends of mine and fine men. We sure miss you around here. If I was not at the White House I think I'd adopt a couple of little girls!
Tell Grandmother, Aunt Mary and all your uncles and aunts hello.
Lots of love
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