Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP19495

Description

Herbert Hoover writes to Woodrow Wilson about the difficulty in shipping the needed tonnage of food to Europe.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Text

D R A F T

My Mr. President

I have received the following telegram from Washington witth regard to the provision of 500,000 tons of shipping for Relief loaading during the month of March:

I can only say frankly that I simply cannot take the responsibility for this situation unless the tonnage is provided which we have requested. It had already been cut to the bone by a reduction of over 300,000 tons from the theorietical program which we would like to deliver, by which reduction I had considered we were even then entertaining serious dangers. The further reduction made by Mr. Hurley from 500,000 tons to 300,000 tons renders the task insolvable.

For refreshment of your memory, I quote telegram below which you sent at my suggestion:----

Faithfully yours,
Herbert C. Hoover


His Excellency,
The President of the United States,
P a r i s.

HH:RAK

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09067.pdf

Citation

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1919 March 27, WWP19495, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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