January 29 1959(Image of this telegram)
Honorable John F. Kennedy
Senate Office Building
My dear boy I only say these things for your own good I have found in lifetime of adversity that when blows are rained on one, it is advisable to turn the other profile.1
Index to this Document: Adams, John Quincy: Profiles in Courage and; Benton, Thomas Hart: Houston, Sam: Kennedy, John F.: ER criticized by; Lamar, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus: Profiles in Courage and; Profiles in Courage: John Quincy Adams and; Thomas Hart Benton and; definition of; Sam Houston and; Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar and; Edmund G. Ross and; ER's reference to; Theodore C. Sorensen and; Robert A. Taft and; Daniel Webster and; Roosevelt, Eleanor: JFK, criticism of; political advice of; Ross, Edmund G.: Profiles in Courage and; Sorensen, Theodore C. ("Ted"): Proflies in Courage and; Taft, Robert A.: Profiles in Courage and; Webster, Daniel:
Recommended citation: Eleanor Roosevelt, John Kennedy, and the Election of 1960: A Project of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, ed. by Allida Black, June Hopkins, John Sears, Christopher Alhambra, Mary Jo Binker, Christopher Brick, John S. Emrich, Eugenia Gusev, Kristen E. Gwinn, and Bryan D. Peery (Columbia, S.C.: Model Editions Partnership, 2003). Electronic version based on unpublished letters. http://adh.sc.edu.
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