Truman, Harry S. Group of Six Harry Truman Letters, Five Signed. Kansas City, Mo., 1950s. Group of six post-presidency letters, all but one signed, and addressed to Matthew J. Connelly, his former secretary. Beginning in May 23, 1953, Mr. Truman writes Connelly â€œâ€¦if there is anything I can do that will help the situation all you have to do is wink.â€ On November 24, 1953 Truman sends his birthday greetings to Connelly. On August 3, 1954, in a four paragraph letter Mr. Truman agrees to meet a Mr. Lawrence Harvey, and in his folksy way states: â€œHe can come to the front gate and ring the bell. When I know for sure heâ€™s coming, Iâ€™ll be looking for him.â€ On March 22, 1955, he states: â€Somebody in your City apparently thinks you have an office in Independence, Missouri. I wish you did.â€ On May 18, 1955, Mr. Truman states his happiness at Mr. Connellyâ€™s visit and his wishes that the stay would have been longer, while declining a trip to Turkey. Finally, in returning a letter received by Mr. Connelly from his lawyers, Mr. Truman expresses his dissatisfaction with the course of events, advising Mr. Connelly â€œThe first time I see you I will tell you what happened but you keep a stiff upper lip and your friends wonâ€™t desert you. If there is any way I can help the situation Iâ€™ll be certainly glad to do it.â€ This last letter is marked â€œNot Sentâ€ in red crayon, and is unsigned. Very good.