Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP19191

Description

Herbert Hoover asks Woodrow Wilson for additional money to finance educational efforts by the Food and Fuel Administration.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Text

COPY

Original sent to Treasury Department.
19-H-1

We have previously taken the liberty to explaining to you the difficulties of conducting an adequate educational campaign with the appropriation made available to us by Congress, to secure the cooperation of the general public with the purposes of the Food and Fuel Administration in reduction of consumption of food and fuel and in order to permit of adequate exports to the Allies.

We have estimated that this work, which is not specifically provided for in the Act of Congress (Public No. 41, Sixty-Fifth Congress) might usefully be enlarged to an extent that would absorb an appropriation of approximately $250,000.00 a month and run to a total of say $2,000.000.00 before the expiration of the present fiscal year.

Understanding it to be in accordance with your wishes that this educational work should be pushed and developed as effectively as possible, we take the liberty of requesting an allotment, for this purpose, of $2,000.000.00 from the funds placed at your disposal under the Deficiency Act of April, 1917, National Security and Defense, this amount to be credited on the books of the Treasury Department under the title of appropriation “National Security and Defense, Food Administration, Educational”.

Yours faithfully,
(Signed) HERBERT HOOVER


HA Garfield

Approved and authorized.
WOODROW WILSON

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09213.pdf

Citation

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1917 September 18, WWP19191, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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