Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP19490

Description

Herbert Hoover writes to Woodrow Wilson about the need for clothing in liberated European countries.

Source

Hoover-Wilson Correspondence, Hoover Institution, Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford, California

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Text

DRAFT

Dear Mr. President

The need for clothing in the various liberated regionds of Europe is almost beyond description. The large surplus supplies of Army clothing have been placed in the hands of the United States Liquidation Board, of which Judge Parker is Chairman, to be sold. The Liquidation Board have large powers in the matter and are entirely sympathetic towards realizning the material on fair terms and extending credit for its payment. In order to get a rapid execution, it is necessary for someone to take responsiblities in the determination of prices and values. I am perfectly willing to take my share of these responsibilities. In order for the Board to take action in this direction, they desire to have from you an indication that you are in agreement with this policy and we have jointly drafted the attached letter, which, if you could see your way to address to Judge Parker, would put the matter in mothion.

Yours faithfully,
Herbert C. Hoover


HH:AK


His Excellency,
The President,
P a r i s.

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09064.pdf

Citation

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1919 March 22, WWP19490, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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