BOSTON (NEW YORK/AP) — An intimate letter written by John F. Kennedy to a purported paramour seeking to set up a liaison is one of several Kennedy-related items being sold at auction.
The four-page letter to Mary Pinchot Meyer was written about a month before his assassination. It’s signed simply “J.”
It reads in part: “Why don’t you leave suburbia for once — come and see me — either here –or at the Cape next week or in Boston the 19th.” It goes on to say that such a meeting is “unwise” and “irrational.”
The letter is believed to be one of the last notes the former president ever wrote before he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas nearly a month later.
The online sale is being held by Boston-based RR Auction starting June 16.
RR officials say the letter wasn’t sent.
It is being sold by a collector.
RR Executive Vice President Robert Livingston expects it to fetch about $30,000.
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