Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP19360

Description

Herbert Hoover writes to Woodrow Wilson about wheat supplies, including a letter to and reply from Lord Reading.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Text

1-H-S

Dear Mr. President

I enclose herewith a letter which I addressed to Lord Reading and his reply thereto. The situation with regard to wheat supplies in this country gets more and more difficult as time goes on and if we succeed in delivering to seaboard the amount of wheat products that have been allocated to the railways for transportation during the present month, we will apparently have a residue ofaabout 130,000,000 bushels available to carry our people for a period of four months. - And this assuming that we get every grain of wheat from the farmer except his seed. I do not presume that we can count on the last 30,000,000 bushels from the farmer and therefore we have now before us about 25,000,000 bushels a month against a normal consumtpption of 40,000,000 bushels. There is, in addition to this, a certain amount in transit and in retail stocks.

I have replied to Lord Reading that under these circumstances it seems to me it is a matter that requires your decision.

I remain,

Your obedient servant,
[Herbert Hoover]

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09367A.pdf

Citation

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 March 7, WWP19360, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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