Franklin D. Roosevelt to Bernard M. Baruch

Identifier

WWP16811

Source

Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia

Format

pdf file

Language

English

Text

TO:GENERAL BARUCH

FROM:THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF

SUBJECT:CHARGES FILED AGAINST COLONEL E. M. WATSON

1. Copy of Colonel Watson’s reply is forwarded herewith.

2. Rather than incur the expenses of a Court Martial it is suggested that General Baruch tie Colonel Watson and Admiral Grayson to convenient trees, distant one hundred paces, that each be armed with a bow and arrow, that each be blindfolded, that each be required to emit turkey calls, and that thereafter firing shall begin.

It is believed that this will prove:

(a) That neither of them ever shot a turkey.

(b) That they would not recognize a turkey at ten feet.

(c) That both of them should be released on good behavior in your custody.

F. D. R.

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/D01940.pdf

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Citation

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, “Franklin D. Roosevelt to Bernard M. Baruch,” 1935 December 20, WWP16811, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.