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Diary Entry of Harry S. Truman

Had most cordial reception at Jefferson's home-some 4000 or 5000 people there to hear me speak. Speech seemed to go over. Held a reception before speaking time and then signed some programs for those who had helped with the arrangements. The Governor of V[irgini]a made a very, very nice welcoming speech as did Mr. Houston, Pres[ident] of the Jefferson foundation, just before I spoke. Road to the U[niversity] of V[irgini]a in the car with Mayor Adams of Charlottesville, Gov[ernor] Tuck of V[irgini]a and Hon[orable] Colgate Darden, Pres[ident] of the U[niversity] of V[irgini]a and a former Governor of V[irgini]a. Mrs. Astor-Lady Astor came to the car just before we started from Monticello to say to me that she liked my policies as President but that she thought I had become rather too much "Yankee." I couldn't help telling her that my purported "Yankee" tendencies were not half so bad as her ultra conservative British leanings. She almost had a stroke.
Astor, Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess, 1879-1964, Darden, Colgate W. (Colgate Whitehead), 1897-1981, Tuck, William M. (William Munford), 1896-1983, Fourth of July celebrations, Speeches, addresses, etc.
National Archives and Records Administration
Part of:
1947, Diaries Files
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