The President's Telegram to His Daughter Luci on the Birth of His Grandson Patrick Lyndon Nugent.
YOU handled this superbly as you do all things. I am so happy for you and Patrick, Senior, and Patrick Lyndon. Our best Hereford heifer is being curried for delivery to the Lewis-Nugent Ranch consigned to your nine-pound son, who incidentally I know doesn't look like a donkey and I hope his father will quit publicizing him as an elephant. The time has come to get the Republicanism out of all these Waukegan products.
[Mrs. Patrick J. Nugent, Seton Hospital, Austin, Texas]
Note: The text of the telegram was made available to the press through the White House Press Office; it was not made public in the form of a White House press release.
A White House announcement of the birth of the President's grandson is printed in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (vol. 3, p. 903).
Lyndon B. Johnson, The President's Telegram to His Daughter Luci on the Birth of His Grandson Patrick Lyndon Nugent. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/238299