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Personalized Letter: From Vice President George H.W. Bush

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A personalized letter from Vice President George H.W. Bush to his friend and longtime fishing partner, Bob Boilard. Dated Sunday, September 23, 1984. Written on Vice Presidential stationary and includes the envelope from the office of the vice president. The letter references the fishing rods and reels sent by Mr. Bob Boilard to Vice President Bush. He mentions that they were fishing off of Cape Arundel near Kennebunkport, Maine, with Ken Raynor, a professional golfer and friend of President Bush. He closes the letter with “All The Best, George Bush.”

Comments: Bob Boilard was a longtime friend and fishing partner of President George H.W. Bush. Mr. Boilard wrote that he never spoke about politics with President Bush, but kept topics to family, friends, fishing and Maine. In a letter to Bob Boilard featured in “All The Best, George Bush” dated 2/24/88, Vice President Bush says “Bob, I’m going to win, but Ill promise you one thing – it won’t affect our fishing together. Life is about friends and values. You are my friend. Keep your fingers crossed. George Bush.”

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Washington DC


Office of the Vice President


Handwritten Letter

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