A Promise to the President

Ronald has a rare opportunity to meet the President of the United States. During his visit the president gives him a gift but tells Ronald he is never to sell it unless he sees the president again. Ronald consents, but the president dies later that year. Years later a man offers to buy the President’s gift for $1000. Ronald agrees and exchanges the gift for 20 crisp $50 bills. Did he keep his promise?

Yes. The president was Ulysses S. Grant, who died in 1885 and whose face has been on the $50 bill since 1913. He saw the president on the bills before he made the exchange.

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3 Comments on "A Promise to the President"

Serena says
April 21, 2014 @ 17:47

Yes he did

Quantum Raven says
April 3, 2015 @ 18:33

I say yes, because it was suspiciously specific in the money.

Soumya says
October 5, 2018 @ 19:50

Yes., he may meet the new president

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