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NIXON, Richard M. (1913-1994). Typed letter signed ("Richard Nixon"), as U. S. Senator, to Muriel Culp Barbe, Washington, D. C., 20 June 1951. 1 page, 4to, on Senate stationery, with original envelope bearing printed free frank .

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NIXON, Richard M. (1913-1994). Typed letter signed ("Richard Nixon"), as U. S. Senator, to Muriel Culp Barbe, Washington, D. C., 20 June 1951. 1 page, 4to, on Senate stationery, with original envelope bearing printed free frank . PEACE WITH HONOR NIXON'S REACTION TO A CALL FOR PEACE IN KOREA. "I wish to acknowledge your recent letter referring to Senator Johnson's Resolution to negotiate a truce of the Korean conflict," Nixon writes. "I want you to know that I share your concern on this matter and that the Johnson Resolution and other proposals designed to end the Korean war will be given my careful consideration when they come before the Senate." Colorado Democratic Senator Edwin C. Johnson offered a Resolution in mid-May 1951, calling for the U. S. to ask the United Nations to declare an armistice, to take effect on 25 June 1951, the one-year anniversary of the outbreak of the conflict. U. N. forces would withdraw back to the 38th parallel and negotiations could begin for a final settlement. The Senate took no action on the measure, and Pravda in the Soviet Union cited the proposal as an example of American weariness with the war. But Johnson's overture did indeed start a diplomatic process towards peace. Secret back-channel talks got started in the last week of May and early June between the Soviet's U.N. envoy, Jacob Malik and former State Department official George Kennan. Both governments admitted privately what they could not declare publicly: they wanted an end to the war. Washington and Moscow eventually convinced the Chinese and Koreans to start armistice talks on 10 July. But low level fighting continued until an armistice was finally achieved in July 1953.

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Auction 02.11.2006
Auktionsdatum: 02.11.2006
Adresse: Christie's
2 November 2006, New York, Rockefeller Center