Woodrow Wilson to Herbert Hoover

Identifier

WWP19272

Description

Woodrow Wilson tells Herbert Hoover that he must act according to his plan in New York.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Format

pdf file

Language

English

Text

My dear Mr. Hoover

I do not wonder that you are disturbed about the Food Administration situation in New York. I am afraid that you must insist upon your plan. I do not think it would do to yield to the New York people, because it is clear that we are in duty bound to keep the matter in our own hands and would not be justified under the laws and would not be justified under the laws under which we are acting in sharing the responsibility in any way. I am very sorry and very much disappointed.

I regret very much that the gentlemen in New York who are dealing with this matter are not in sympathy with us, and I hope that when it becomes evident that you must maintain your position they will yield.

Cordially and sincerely yours,
WOODROW WILSON

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09287.pdf

Citation

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Woodrow Wilson to Herbert Hoover,” 1917 November 26, WWP19272, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.