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Letter to George Bush

January 20, 1989

[On stationary that reads "Don't let the turkeys get you down" with an illustration of an elephant surrounded by turkeys]

Dear George:

You'll have moments when you want to use this particular stationery. Well, go to it.

George, I treasure the memories we share and wish you all the very best. You'll be in my prayers. God bless you and Barbara. I'll miss our Thursday lunches.


NOTE: Handwritten letter from President Ronald Reagan to President-elect George Bush, left at the White House.  The text is reproduced in Kiron K. Skinner et al. Reagan: A Life in Letters, (New York:  Free Press, 2003) p 576.

Ronald Reagan, Letter to George Bush Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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