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  Library Correspondence Harry S. Truman: Letter, July 20, 1945

Letter on Truman's Priorities
From: Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America
To: Bess Truman, First Lady of the United States of America
Date: July 20, 1945

Letter to Bess Truman July 20, 1945

I have to make it perfectly plain to them [Russia and Great Britain] at least once a day that so far as this President is concerned Santa Claus is dead and that my first interest is U.S.A., then I want the Jap war won and I want 'em both in it. Then I want peace - world peace and will do what can be done by us to get it.

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