[Truman, Harry S.] Two signed Harry S. Truman letters, together with an invitation flyer and admission ticket to a Testimonial Dinner for “The Honorable Matthew J. Connelly.” Held in Boston, on September 19, 1959. The Chairman of this event was John McCormack, Speaker of the House. The dinner, at a subscription cost of $100, was held to defray the legal expenses incurred by Mr. Connelly in his eventually-futile bid to avoid federal prosecution and incarceration on politically motivated charges. The speaker at this dinner was former President Harry S. Truman. As can be evidenced from the two original letters included, the former President stood by his former Appointments Secretary throughout this ordeal. One of the attendees at this dinner was Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy, who, two and one half years later, as President, would grant a full and unconditional pardon to Mr. Connelly. Newspaper articles indicate that $150,000 was raised at this event. Very good.