White House Announcement of the Resignation of James B. Edwards as Secretary of Energy
The President today accepted with deep regret the resignation of Secretary James B. Edwards, effective at 5 p.m. today. In his letter to Secretary Edwards, the President said the following:
"It is with deep regret that I accept your letter of resignation. You have been a most loyal supporter and team player, for which I am most grateful.
"You have met many challenges over the past twenty months and contributed a great deal of progress toward America's secure energy future. You can look back upon your service with great pride in the years to come."
Ronald Reagan, White House Announcement of the Resignation of James B. Edwards as Secretary of Energy Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/245233