The president responds to King's letter of 25 September.
Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
530 South Union Street
Dear Mr. King:
Thank you for sending me your comments regarding the necessity of the decision I had to make in the difficult Arkansas situation. I appreciated your thoughtful expression of the basic and compelling factors involved.
I share your confidence that Americans everywhere remain devoted to our tradition of adherence to orderly processes of law.
[signed] Dwight D. Eisenhower
DABCC, INP, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church Collection, In Private Hands.