["November 22, 1963" by Sarah T. Hughes, with Lyndon B. Johnson first day of issue cover]

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Typescript by United States District Judge Sarah T. Hughes recounting her experiences on November 22, 1963, following President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas. Judge Hughes describes the scene aboard Air Force One at Love Field as she administered the presidential oath of office to Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. She concludes by expressing her confidence in President Johnson's character and his ability to lead the country in the aftermath of the assassination. In addition to Judge Hughes's narrative, the first page of the typescript serves as a first day of issue cover of a United States postage stamp featuring ... continued below

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3 p. ; 28 x 18 cm.

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Hughes, Sarah T. (Sarah Tilghman), 1896-1985 August 27, 1973.

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Typescript by United States District Judge Sarah T. Hughes recounting her experiences on November 22, 1963, following President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas. Judge Hughes describes the scene aboard Air Force One at Love Field as she administered the presidential oath of office to Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. She concludes by expressing her confidence in President Johnson's character and his ability to lead the country in the aftermath of the assassination.

In addition to Judge Hughes's narrative, the first page of the typescript serves as a first day of issue cover of a United States postage stamp featuring Lyndon B. Johnson, first authorized for use on August 27, 1973. The postal frank on the first page, below the stamp, reads "AUSTIN, AUG. 27, 1973, TX" and "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE".

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3 p. ; 28 x 18 cm.

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Judge Sarah T. Hughes collected first day covers dating from 1964 to 1973, including postage stamps featuring John F. Kennedy (May 29, 1964), Albert Einstein (March 14, 1966), Missouri statehood (May 8, 1971), Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1973), De Forest Audions/Progress in Electronics (July 10, 1973), Lyndon B. Johnson (August 27, 1973), and Texas statehood (undated).

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  • August 27, 1973

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  • Aug. 25, 2013, 9:19 p.m.

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Hughes, Sarah T. (Sarah Tilghman), 1896-1985. ["November 22, 1963" by Sarah T. Hughes, with Lyndon B. Johnson first day of issue cover], text, August 27, 1973; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177456/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.