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Nixon's love letters unveiled for Pat's 100th birthday

 

Love letters exchanged by Richard Nixon and his wife Patricia during their two-year courtship were unveiled this week at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda.

Two letters went on display Sunday and four others will eventually rotate with them as part of an exhibit celebrating Patricia Nixon’s 100th birthday, said Jonathan Movroydis, spokesman for the Richard Nixon Foundation, which is co-sponsoring the exhibit.

In one letter to his future bride, Nixon writes: "Every day and every night I want to see you and be with you," CBS News reported.

The letters span from 1938 to 1940, when the couple married. Patricia Nixon died in 1993 in New Jersey, one year before her husband. The centennial exhibit titled "People Were Her Project," is currently on display and is expected to run through October, Movroydis said.

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