Woodrow Wilson to Duncan U. Fletcher
At last I have been able to turn to the documents I wished to examine on the rural credits. I want to congratulate you and your colleages on the report, which seems to me thoughtful and comprehensive and excellent.
I have been in conference, as I think you know, with the Secretary of Agriculture with regard to the bill a draft of which was included in the report, and I am taking the liberty of enclosing extracts from a letter which he wrote me at my request, summing up the points that we had covered in personal consultation. The letter expresses exactly my own impressions and my own judgment and I want particularly to urge upon you at once the suggestions it makes as to additional provisions in the bill. I hope that you will agree with the Secretary and me that these additions are highly desirable, if, indeed, they are not absolutely necessary to the safeguarding of the operation of the bill.
I am also taking the liberty of sending you a letter (which I would be very much obliged if you would sometime have returned to me) which Sir Horace Plunkett wrote to my friend, Col. E. M. House, of Texas. It is a very thoughtful letter not only but so true that I wish I might have written it myself. I am sure that you will be interested and impressed by it.
I am starting for Washington on Sunday night and shall hope to follow this letter up very soon.
Hon. Duncan U. Fletcher,
United States Senate.