152. Note From President Carter to Multiple Recipients1

To Fritz, Ham, Frank 2

After calling 15 of the apparently hopeless Senators, I believe we should redouble efforts—including personal conversation by V.P. with:

Burdick “Wants debt service data”3

Cannon “Will talk to Byrd, Nunn4

Melchor “Giving further consideration”

Dole—“Haven’t closed door”5

Young—“Don’t give up on me”6

Domenici—“Will talk to Nunn, call Mon.”7

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Hansen—“Will see Pres before ‘No’ vote”8

Roth—“Still giving thought”9

Hopeless: Stevens, Johnston, Bartlett, Griffin, Goldwater, Lupor.10

J.C.
  1. Source: Carter Library, Papers of Walter F. Mondale, Box 206, Middle East/Panama, (7/1–12/31/1977). No classification marking. Sent to Mondale, Jordan, and Moore. A notation on the letter reads: “The V.P. has seen.” Unknown hands wrote: “No copies,” “Brooke 1:30,” and “[illegible]w/ Saul” at the top of the memorandum.
  2. An unknown hand placed a checkmark by “Frank.”
  3. An unknown hand placed a checkmark in the left margin. An unknown hand wrote and circled in the right margin: “1:00 Byrd.”
  4. An unknown hand placed a checkmark in the left margin and underlined “will take to Byrd, Nunn.” A different unknown hand wrote: “VP” in the left margin and circled “Cannon” and “to Byrd, Nunn.”
  5. An unknown hand placed a checkmark in the left margin. A different unknown hand wrote “Straus” in the left margin and circled “Dole.” A different unknown hand wrote in the right margin: “Shirley.”
  6. An unknown hand placed a checkmark in the left margin and wrote: “No.” A different unknown hand wrote in the left margin: “VP”.
  7. An unknown hand placed a checkmark in the left margin. A different unknown hand wrote “VP” in the left margin and circled “Domenici” and “Nunn.”
  8. An unknown hand wrote in the left margin: “VP”.
  9. An unknown hand wrote in the left margin: “No.” A different unknown hand circled “Roth.” A different unknown hand wrote and circled “strongly committed” in the right margin.
  10. An unknown hand wrote beneath the note: “Straus—Zorinksy,” “Straus Chris—DeConcini,” “HatfieldMansfield (Stennis) Nun→Hatfield (By FM),” “Nunn—Belmon—FM→NUNN—Back tonight” and “Chris-VPBrooke—.”