1 page, 4to, White House stationery, with White House envelope." /> KENNEDY, John F. (1917-1963). Typed letter signed ("John Kennedy"), as President, to John W. Snyder (1895-1985), Washington, 22 August 1963. <I>1 page, 4to, White House stationery, with White House envelope</I>. | Christie's
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    KENNEDY, John F. (1917-1963). Typed letter signed ("John Kennedy"), as President, to John W. Snyder (1895-1985), Washington, 22 August 1963. 1 page, 4to, White House stationery, with White House envelope.

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    KENNEDY, John F. (1917-1963). Typed letter signed ("John Kennedy"), as President, to John W. Snyder (1895-1985), Washington, 22 August 1963. 1 page, 4to, White House stationery, with White House envelope.

    JFK LOSES A SON and thanks Truman's former Treasury Secretary for his condolences. "You were kind indeed to think of us at this very difficult time. Your message was a comfort to me and my family and we are very grateful to you." John and Jacqueline Kennedy's third child, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, was born on 7 August 1963, six weeks premature. He died two days later from what was then called hyaline membrane disease (now neonatal respiratory distress syndrome). Boston's Cardinal Cushing performed the funeral mass, and three months later the infant's remains were transferred to his father's grave at Arlington National Cemetery.


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