Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP19446

Description

Herbert Hoover asks Woodrow Wilson to sign a new Executive Order regarding wheat prices that will give the Grain Corporation discretion in decided whether the guarantee applies to to only producers, or also to sellers of wheat.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Format

pdf file

Language

English

Text

Dear Mr. President

With regard to the Executive Order signed by you a day or two ago, constituting the Graniin Corporation the agency to effectuate the government guarantee on wheat. A further study of this situation has led us to ask you to re-sign the Order, including an alteration making discretionary with the Grain Corporation as to whether the guarantee applies to the producer alone, or whether it applies to any sellers of wheat at all. This difference amounts to giving somewhat further control over the grain dealers in the country and has been done after further conference with our Grain Division.

If you can see your way to sign the new Order, we will destroy the previous one.

Yours faithfully,
[Herbert Hoover]

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09446.pdf

Tags

Citation

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 June 20, WWP19446, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.