House of Representativs
Chairman, Committee On Appropriations
Representative from Missouri
April 24 1956
Mr Thomas Maxwell
Dear Mr. Maxwell;
Have just read of the celebration of your Fifty-six Wedding Anniversary and write to feliciate you and Mrs. Maxwell on that very happy event.
It is a wonderful thing to have lived together for fifty-six years--and especially this last fifty-six years. You and Mrs. Maxwell have seen many changes--most of them for the best. When we look back--life is both shadow and sunshine--rain and happiness--but much more fair weather than cloudy weather. These last years have been the finest and let us trust that the coming years will be the best of all.
Ida and I wish for you and Mrs. Maxwell many more anniversaries and continued happiness and contentment through life.
With congratulations ansd best wishes,
(signed) Clarence Cannon