President Nixon re-affirmed his intention not to resign over the Watergate affair at a dinner in Washington on Thursday (8 November).
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President Nixon told the gathering:
"I remember the last conversation I had with her. It was in the mid-'60's. It had not been particularly a good period for me - I just lost for President, and then I lost for Governor of California. There wasn't anything else to run for, so I moved to New York and started to make money. I came back to see her because she had several serious operations and the prognosis was that she would not live. I remember going into the hospital room - I talked to her awhile. I noticed that she seemed to be a little down. I said: 'Mother, don't give up'. And, all of a sudden she got up on her elbow, and she looked at me and she said: 'Richard, don't you ever give up.'"
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Background: President Nixon re-affirmed his intention not to resign over the Watergate affair at a dinner in Washington on Thursday (8 November). He quoted his mother's advice as she lay on her deathbed -- advice which had made a lasting impression upon him.
President Nixon was attending a dinner given by the Nevada State Society honouring his wife, Pat as an outstanding woman of the century.
SYNOPSIS: President ???, at a dinner honouring his wife, Pat in Washington on Thursday, reaffirmed his intention not to resign over the Watergate affair. He quoted advice his mother had given him on her deathbed.