Ronald Reagan’s letter to the American people, announcing his Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
Two page copy of the original manuscript letter on Reagan Office stationery. Size: 11 by 8.5 sheets. Framed for presentation, with plaque detailing the significance of the letter. Signed by President Reagan in the upper margins in blue ink: “11-5-94 / Ronald Reagan.” Provenance: University Archives (April 14, 2000), with associated documentation. Records indicate that only one other copy of this letter has appeared at auction. An incredibly scarce historical document.
“In closing, let me thank you, the American people for giving me the great honor of allowing me to serve as your President. When the lord calls me home, whenever that may be, I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its future. I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead.”