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[Letter] 1960 April 19, Taipei, Taiwan [to] Francis E. Walter, Washington, D.C. / Chiang Kai-Shek.

Title: [Letter] 1960 April 19, Taipei, Taiwan [to] Francis E. Walter, Washington, D.C. / Chiang Kai-Shek.
Personal Author: Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975.
Date: 1960 April 19.
Extent: [1] leaf.
Dimensions: 28 cm
General Note: The letter is typed on the President of the Republic of China's letterhead bearing the imprint of a sun. See also Walter's biography and a guide to research collections of his papers (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000108).
Abstract: Kai-Shek thanks Walter for his friendly letter which was forwarded by Ambassador Yeh. Kai-Shek states, "I appreciate very much your kind sentiments, and hope to have the pleasure of hearing from you again." At the time this letter was written, Kai-Shek had established a presidency in exile in Taiwan after communist forces drove him out of power in China where he had been head of the Nationalist government from 1928 to 1949. A few years before this communication was written, the United States signed an agreement to guarantee the defense of Chiang's Nationalist government in Taiwan. The recipient of the letter, Francis E. Walter, served in World War II and as a Representative from Pennsylvania in the seventy-third and fifteen succeeding Congresses, serving from 1933 until his death May 31, 1963. Walter also acted as chairman of the Committee on Un-American Activities.
Personal Subject: Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975--Correspondence
Walter, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1894-1963--Correspondence.
Subject: China--Foreign relations--United States.
Recipient: Walter, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1894-1963.

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