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Eisenhower, Dwight David (1890-1969) to Samuel Cavert

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03208 Author/Creator: Eisenhower, Dwight David (1890-1969) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 5 August 1953 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Thanks him for his letter on behalf of the National Council of Churches of Christ about the Korean Armistice. Expresses his relief to see the end of the bloodshed in Korea and hopes for a lasting peace. Mentions that is necessary that the United States keep up the security effort to accomplish this. Addressed to Reverend Samuel McCrea Cavert, D.D., General Secretary, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. Note in pencil on letter states a copy was sent to Public Relations.

People: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
Cavert, Samuel McCrea, b. 1888.

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: President Government and Civics, Military History, Asia, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Peace, Diplomacy, Treaty, Religion, Korean War

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Origins of the Cold War The Fifties