My dear Wilson:
I have your letter dated December fourth and accept your resignation, effective at the close of business on December 5, 1946'
Your achievement has been outstanding, as I have today emphasized in a statement reviewing the year's activities. I desire here to reiterate my own appreciation of all that you have done. You have earned the thanks of the Nation and the special gratitude of the veterans whom you have served with such singleness of purpose and with such practical results.
My best wishes for your continued success and happiness are yours as you return to private life.
Very sincerely yours,
HARRY S. TRUMAN
[Honorable Wilson W. Wyatt, Housing Expediter, Office of the Administrator, National Housing Agency, Washington 25, D.C.]