The Letters

April 6, 1789

To: President George Washington

From: John Langdon

Langdon informs Washington that he has unanimously been elected first president of the United States.

Oct 15, 1860

To: President Abraham Lincoln

From: Grace Bedell

An 11-year-old girl from Westfield, New York girl wrote to Lincoln to suggest he grow a a beard to improve his Presidential prospects.

May 9, 2012

To: President Barack Obama

From: Laura King Ph.D

On marriage equality

April 5, 1898

To: President William McKinley

From: Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley proposes an American division of fifty lady sharp-shooters, should McKinley need them for a war.

August, 1964

To: President Lyndon B Johnson

From: Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird encourages Johnson to run in the 1964 election (which he did, and won the election in a landslide)

April 6, 1789

To: President Barack Obama

From: Grant Frtitz (8 yrs, Maryland), Taejah Goode (8 yrs, Georgia), Julia Stokes (11 yrs, Washington DC), Hinna Zeejah (8 yrs)

After the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school, Obama shared four letters written to him by children advocating for stronger gun control