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Exchange of Messages Between the President and President Tubman of Liberia.

September 18, 1959

[ Released September 18, 1959. Dated September 11, 1959 ]

Dear Mr. President:

Thank you for your most gracious message expressing sympathy for the victims of the recent earthquake in the western part of the United States.

I deeply appreciate the humanitarian ideals which motivated your message and express my gratitude to you, Mr. President, and to the Government and people of the Republic of Liberia.

With warm personal regard,

Sincerely,

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Note: President Tubman's message follows:

The President
The White House
Washington

The distressing report of the devastating experience and results of the violent earthquake that struck the Pacific Coast of the United States has been received by me and the Government and people of Liberia with deep and sincere regrets and on behalf of the Government, people of Liberia, and myself, we extend to you, the Government, and people of the United States, especially the people of the affected areas, our most tender feelings of sympathy for this terrible disaster. Let us look to God in prayer for deliverance.

With assurance of my highest esteem,

W. V. S. TUBMAN

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Exchange of Messages Between the President and President Tubman of Liberia. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/234231

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