Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP19373

Description

Herbert Hoover sends Woodrow Wilson a reply to Colonel Hudson’s telegram about meat production and corn prices.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Text

Mr. President

I return herewith suggested draft of reply to Col. Hudson’stelegram of March 20th which you kindly sent to me for preparation. All these gentlemen are hard to please. They base their troubles in raising animals on the price of corn and when corn falls they complain about that commodity. In fact, many commodities are falling as the result of more nearly normal transportation and merchandising conditions and I seem to have mud slinging both ways. I enclose a page from the Congressional Record yesterday and my reply thereto which I would indeed be glad if you would read as it develops an incident of which more complaints will no doubt reach you. It also indicates the heart-breaking injustice of ctriticism based on reckless statements without even the human courtesy of a telephonic inquiry into the truth.

Yours faithfully,
[Herbert Hoover]

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09376.pdf

Citation

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 March 22, WWP19373, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.