Ronald Reagan, in a Handwritten Letter as President, References Moses’ Parting of the “Red Sea”

He jokes that he would wear rubber shoes, since "the bottom may still be wet"

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He awaits a report on the Communist government in China

 

An increasingly rare and insightful unpublished ALS of Reagan as President, which also shows how he handled his correspondence, offered for sale for the first time here

Ronald Reagan is closely associated with his strong Christian faith. He knew the Bible...

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Ronald Reagan, in a Handwritten Letter as President, References Moses’ Parting of the “Red Sea”

He jokes that he would wear rubber shoes, since "the bottom may still be wet"

He awaits a report on the Communist government in China

 

An increasingly rare and insightful unpublished ALS of Reagan as President, which also shows how he handled his correspondence, offered for sale for the first time here

Ronald Reagan is closely associated with his strong Christian faith. He knew the Bible and believed in it. He used the symbol of the parting of the Red Sea with some frequency in speeches before and during his presidency.

Douglas Morrow was a Hollywood screenwriter and film producer. He earned an Academy Award for his script for 1949’s The Stratton Story, a biography of baseball player Monty Stratton, who was disabled in a hunting accident. Reagan played the lead role in the film, and the men stayed close. Morrow’s other films included Jim Thorpe – All-American and Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. He also wrote for a number of television series.

Autograph letter signed, November 10, no year, on White House letterhead, to “Dear Doug.” “Just have a few minutes between chores and this is easier than waiting for the chance to dictate.

“Just give me an “overnight” on the Red sea but bring your rubbers; the bottom may still be wet

“I’ll await your China report – in the meantime thanks for your kind words. Nancy sends her regards and give our best to Margot.” Signed “Ron.”

This unpublished letter was acquired from the Morrow descendants and has never been offered for sale.

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