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 Dear
Michael
 Ronald
Reagan
(1984)
 
 



A
letter
from
Ronald
Reagan
to
Michael
Jackson,
dated
 February
1,
1984,
five
days
after
the
singer’s
hair
was
 set
afire
by
pyrotechnics
during
the
filming
of
a
Pepsi
 commercial.
The
letter
was
among
belongings
Jackson
 offered
for
sale
at
auction
in
April
in
an
attempt
to
pay
 off
an
estimated
$24
million
in
debts,
including
legal
 fees
incurred
during
his
trial
for
child
molestation.
The
 auction
was
canceled
after
Jackson’s
representatives
 claimed
that
some
of
the
items
for
sale
were
 “irreplaceable.”
 
 
 
 
 



Dear
Michael,
 I
was
pleased
to
learn
that
you
were
not
seriously
 hurt
in
your
recent
accident.
I
know
from
experience
 that
these
things
can
happen
on
the
set—no
matter
 how
much
caution
is
exercised.
All
over
America,
 millions
of
people
look
up
to
you
as
an
example.
Your
 deep
faith
in
God
and
adherence
to
traditional
values
 are
an
inspiration
to
all
of
us,
especially
young
people
 searching
for
something
real
to
believe
in.
You’ve
 gained
quite
a
number
of
fans
along
the
road
since
“I
 Want
You
Back,”
and
Nancy
and
I
are
among
them.
 Keep
up
the
good
work,
Michael.
We’re
very
happy
 for
you.
 
 Sincerely,
 Ronald
Reagan
 




Dear Michael