Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP19512

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Text

DRAFT

My dear Mr. President

I attach hereto an Executive Order nexcessary in order to set up the administration under the new Wheat Act. This has become a matter of great emergency in the last three or four days betcause with the pulling down of Food Administration regulations and the goqrowing shortage in supplies, speculation has started in this year’s wheat, with the result that the price has already advanced from $2.26 to $2.80 in Chicago.

We would either have to re-enact the regulations of the Chicago Board of Trade against hoarding and speculation, or set up regulations to the same effect as authorized by the new Wheat Act. It appears to be much preferable to put the latter administration into being, as the Food Administration authority might dvie any day with the signature of Peace. I would, therefore, be greatly obliged if you could see your way to sign the attached order.

Faithfully yours,
Herbert C. Hoover


His Excellency,
The President,
11, Place des Etats-Unis,
Paris


HH:AK

Original Format

Letter

Files

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Citation

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1919 April 28, WWP19512, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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