Reagan Promises To Work for Foe Nixon in '68 : "We Haven't Too Many More Chances in This Land of Ours"

August 22, 1968

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Reagan Promises To Work for Foe Nixon in '68 : "We Haven't Too Many More Chances in This Land of Ours"
Autograph Letter Signed
1 page | SMC 1473

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      Just a couple of weeks before, in what the New York Times called “the greatest comeback since Lazarus," Richard Nixon outgunned both Vice-President Rockefeller and Governor Reagan for the Republican nomination - and now, Reagan tells a supporter, he will beat his brains out trying to elect him. “We haven't too many more chances in this land of ours”…

      Of course, Reagan himself would have another chance, in 1976, and another still, in 1980. The third time proved the charm - and with his election, the conservative wing of the Republican party had, finally, its “chance.”
       


      Autograph Letter Signed (“Ron”), as Governor, 1 page, on decorative “Memo” letterhead, no place, August 22, 1868. To J.D. Stetson Coleman in Virginia. Being a draft of a letter to be typewritten.
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      Memo

      Date 8-22-68

      From ______ 

      To  Mr. J. D. Stetson Coleman
      Archwood Farm
      The Plains Va.
      22171


      Dear Stets

      It was good to get your letter and I'm grateful for your kind words.  It goes without saying I have no word to express my appreciation for all you did & for your confidence in me.  I am greatly honored.

      Have no fear.  I'll beat my brains out trying to help elect Dick.  We haven't too many more chances in this land of ours.

      Nancy sends her best & remember us both to Mrs. Coleman.

      Sincerely

      RON