JFK's Love Letter to His Mistress to Be Up For Auction

JFK's Love Letter to His Mistress to Be Up For Auction
Sun 05-06-2016

A four-page love letter written by John F. Kennedy to his mistress is being auctioned.

"Why don't you leave suburbia for once — come and see me," the letter said, ending with a plea, "Why don't you just say yes?"

The note, which was penned in October 1963, never made it to the intended recipient, who is thought to have been Mary Meyer, the President's mistress.

Meyer was the wife of a CIA agent and she was killed in October 1964, a year after the letter was crafted. Her slaying has not been solved.

The letter also was one of the last Kennedy wrote. He was assassinated a month later.

The love letter shows Kennedy's earnestness to see the unnamed woman.

"Why don't you leave suburbia for once — come and see me — either here — or at the Cape next week or in Boston the 19th. I know it is unwise, irrational, and that you may hate it — on the other hand you may not -- and I will love it. You say that it is good for me not to get what I want. After all of these years — you should give me a more loving answer than that. Why don't you just say yes?"

RR Auction is holding an online auction beginning June 16 that will conclude on June 23.

The value of the letter is estimated to be $30,000, based on similar items sold.