Message to President Saragat of Italy Following the Earthquakes in Sicily.
Dear Mr. President:
I was deeply distressed to learn of the tragic loss of life caused by the earthquakes in Sicily. All Americans join me in offering our heartfelt sympathy to you and the people of Sicily. I am asking Ambassador Reinhardt to keep in close touch with the Italian authorities to determine in what way we can be of assistance in this sad moment.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON
[President Giuseppe Saragat]
Note: The message was posted on the bulletin board in the press room at the White House on January 17. It was not made public in the form of a White House press release.
Lyndon B. Johnson, Message to President Saragat of Italy Following the Earthquakes in Sicily. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/237354