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Letter from Linus Pauling to John F. Kennedy. August 1, 1963.
Pauling writes in gratitude to Kennedy for his work in securing a ban on above-ground nuclear weapons tests.


1 August 1963

President John F. Kennedy

The White House

Washington, D.C.

Dear Mr. President:

I write to express my gratitude to you for your successful effort in arranging that an international agreement be formulated to stop the testing of nuclear weapons (except possibly underground).

I wish you success in achieving the ratification of this treaty by the Senate. I believe that the action of the United States, Great Britain, and the soviet Union in having made this agreement will go down in history as one of the greatest events in the history of the world.

With the repeated expression of my support for your efforts, I am

Sincerely yours,

Linus Pauling:hpg

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