Letter from Carol Stone
President Harry S. Truman
The White House
Dear Mr. President:
For all practical purposes this gesture may be a bit absurd but according to my
standards of conduct it is mandatory.
Some months past you received a wire from me among the many protests, of your
conduct in recalling Gen. MacArthur. I wired a supercilious message of
condemnation for what I thought an unwise and unjustified action on your part.
At the time I was inflamed by the mass reaction of those around me and came to
my judgement with shamefully little knowledge of the situation. I have today
been more thoroughly informed of the issues involved and, In consequence, feel
obligated to apologize to you even with the certainty that neither the original
wire nor the apology will be brought to your attention. One must be set right with oneself and I trust that
my withdrawal of thestatement In that wire will win my own forgiveness fur such
impulsive and unfair conduct.
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