Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP19285

Description

Sending an enclosed letter, Herbert Hoover writes to Woodrow Wilson about concerns over regulating food handling and its effects on small dealers.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Text

(1) Inclosure.

Dear Mr. President


As to regulating food handling concerns on a pre-war profit basis, I agree that it would work hardship if applied rigorously to small dealers. On the other hand, I have the feeling that our chief opponent to this plan - J. Ogden Armour - can manage to live all right. Therefore, we will try to apply it with consideration.

We have been for two months endeavoring to come to some settlement with the packers as to regulations governing that trade. Finally we were compelled to use our own judgment upon pre-war conditions with an increase of ½% for certain extra expense considerations in borrowing capital. The packers today came in a body to protest and I have written them the enclosed letter in confirmation of our discussion. I trust I have your approval in the course laid down.

Yours faithfully,
[Herbert Hoover]

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09299A.pdf

Citation

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1917 December 1, WWP19285, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.