JAVITS, JACOB. (1904-1986). American congressman and senator. TLS. (“J. Javits”). 1p. 4to. [Washington], April 24, 1962. On his United States Senate letterhead. To a constituent, Rochester physician J. Michael Bestler.
“Thank you for your recent communication expressing your interest in the United Nations Bond issue. The Senate by a vote of 70 to 22 adopted legislation to authorize the President to help the United Nations by loan or purchase of bonds up to $100 million. I have consistently and strongly advocated U.S. backing of the United Nations and proposed an amendment which provided that the U.S. would first purchase $20 million of the $100 million and then match dollar for dollar the bonds purchase by other nations up to $100 million. This was included in the bill passed by the Senate with the initial amount increased to $25 million.
You may be sure I appreciate your interest on this important issue as I firmly believe the United Nations to be the single most important agency available to keep world peace. With best wishes, Sincerely…”