Letter from George Herbert Walker Bush to Bill Clinton

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Letter from George Herbert Walker Bush to Bill Clinton  (1993) 
by George Herbert Walker Bush

Letter given by Bush to his successor Bill Clinton on the occasion of the former being replaced in office by the latter

THE WHITE HOUSE


WASHINGTON

Jan 20, 1993

Dear Bill,

When I walked into this office just now I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that I felt four years ago. I know you will feel that, too.

I wish you great happiness here. I never felt the loneliness some Presidents have described.

There will be very tough times, made even more difficult by criticism you may not think is fair. I'm not a very good one to give advice; but just don't let the critics discourage you or push you off course.

You will be our President when you read this note. I wish you well. I wish your family well.

Your success is our country's success. I am rooting hard for you.

Good Luck—

George/

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).