"IT HAS BEEN MY PRIVILEGE TO HOLD THE PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE FOR NEARLY EIGHT YEARS NOW…"
TRUMAN, Harry S. Advance Press Transcript of Truman's Final State of the Union Address, Signed. Washington, DC, January 7, 1953. Eight leaves, mimeographed typescript on versos and rectos for 16 pages.
Advance press transcript of Truman's final State of the Union Address, signed by him, a stirring summation of the challenges and accomplishments of his years in office, and a call to unite behind the efforts of President-Elect Eisenhower. This is a mimeographed advance transcript of the speech, marked "Confidential" at the top, issued in very small numbers for the use of the press—most copies would have been discarded after use. $13,500.