Archive (Reagan Library)

Cold War: Reagan letter to Thatcher (assassination attempt) [declassified 1997]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: White House
Source: Reagan Library: NSA Head of State File (Thatcher: Cables [1]) Box 34
Editorial comments: Despatched at 0033 GMT on 29 April. Declassified 6 Oct 1997.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 187 words
Themes: Foreign policy (USA), MT contacts with Ronald Reagan

Dear Madame Prime Minister,

Your thoughtful expression of concern for my welfare is deeply appreciated. Nancy and I are comforted to know that your thoughts and good wishes are with us. My injury is responding to treatment, and each day I am able to resume more work on the important policies and programs we have started.

Despite the rush of disturbing events two weeks ago, pleasant thoughts of your visit in February are still strong in our memories. It was not only a pleasure to renew our acquaintance, but even more special to get to know each other better.

The handsome historic map of America in the 1700s is just superb and is valued by all of us. Nancy, especially, has expressed pleasure with the beautiful porcelain music box – they are delightful remembrances of your visit. Thank you also for your photograph which you so kindly inscribed and framed in silver.

Nancy joins me in sending our warm regards to you and Mr. Thatcher. I look forward to seeing you again in July in Ottowa.

Ronald Reagan