Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP19173

Description

Herbert Hoover writes to Woodrow Wilson about engaging public accountants to conduct an audit of the Food Administration Grain Corporation.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Text

Dear Mr. President

Mr. McAdoo has kindly furnished me a copy of the letter he addressed to you on the 30th instant with regard to the question of accounting for the funds of the Food Administration Grain Corporation.

As Mr. McAdoo does not see his way for the Treasury to make an audit, I am proposing to engage a firm of public accountants to make a monthly audit of the accounts in the form which they have to be filed with the Clerk of the House and Senate, by way of reinforcement of the very great accounting precautions already being taken by Mr. McGarrah, who is the treasurer of the corporation.

My one desire is to surround this operation with all of the safeguards of which we are capable.

I remain,
Your obedient servant
(Signed) HERBERT HOOVER

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09195.pdf

Citation

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1917 August 31, WWP19173, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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