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Remarkable General and 34th U.S. President DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER HANDWRITTEN RE-ELECTION SPEECH *AS PRESIDENT* on the back of "Confidential Memorandum for the President" WHITE HOUSE STATIONERY. Also signed TLS by his speech writer Emmet J. Hughes.

PLEASE NOTE : This draft his handwritten by Eisenhower and WAS USED ON LIVE TV (September 19th, 1956) to kick off his RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN.

Eisenhower handwritten draft reads:

“Tonight, I ask the privilege of coming to you have asked to come hope I may talk with quietly into your homes- to talk with you free of the distractions normal to any most meetings during a political campaign. The matters I have in mind are serious ones they are too for all of us; they affect us our present and our future. They are the problems…” The President also adds a doodle of a kite.

On September 19th, 1956, Eisenhower incorporates parts of this draft into his re-election speech which was broadcast on both television and radio saying,

“Tonight I ask the privilege of coming quietly into your homes to talk with you on some serious national subjects--without the noise and extravagance usual during a political campaign. I want to talk of one word--and of many things. The word is--Peace. And the many things are its many and momentous meanings,” (Speech can be found by copying and pasting into google).

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