Sunday, April 18, 1971 - 9:48am - 9:49am
Richard Nixon, Nelson Pierce
White House Telephone


President Nixon: Yeah?

Operator: Mr. Pierce is on, Mr. President.1

President Nixon: Oh, yeah.

Operator: Ready.

Nelson C. Pierce, Jr.: Yes, Mr. President.

President Nixon: Mr. Pierce, I was trying to get a hold of, uh, the . . . who is the aid, the military aid. Is the naval aid on today?

Pierce: Sir, I haven't seen either one of them today.

President Nixon: Oh, that's right. I'll check [another] place.

Pierce: But I can have him try and contact you—

President Nixon: No, it—don't worry right now because I think I've got another – I think I've got another place I can call. Thank you.

Pierce: All right, sir, you're welcome.


1 Nelson C. Pierce, Jr., was White House usher. (↑)

Original tape courtesy of the Nixon Library. This transcript is a working draft. Please let us know if you find important errors.