Tippit Letter

November 30, 1963

Dear Mrs. Tippit,

What can I say to you -- my husband's death is responsible for you losing your husband. Wasn't one life enough to take on that day?

You must be so bitter, I don't blame you if you are...

If there is ever anything I can do for you for the rest of my life, if would make me so happy if I knew you would ask me.

I lit a flame for Jack at Arlington that will burn forever. I consider that it burns for your husband too and so will everyone who ever sees it.

With my inexpressible sympathy,

Jacqueline Kennedy

Source: NBC News, Nov. 19, 2013

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