Henry F. Hollis to Woodrow Wilson


Henry F. Hollis to Woodrow Wilson


Hollis, Henry French, 1869-1949




1913 October 17


Wilson Papers, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, District of Columbia


Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924--Correspondence


My dear Mr. President

I had a talk with Senator Weeks last evening. He expressed every confidence that there will be a unanimous report on the Banking and Currency bill and expressed much satisfaction with the fair treatment he was receiving from the Democratic members on the Committee.
I explained to you yesterday that the Committee would not vote to hold evening meetings next week to consider the bill, and that if some of us should meet the others would feel slighted, and it might hurt our chance for a unanimous report.
It has occured to me that the situation might be met by having Senator Owen announce Monday that he should be at the Committee Room every evening at 8 o’clock to consider the bill and prepare necessary amendments: that he hoped the other members of the Committee would find it convenient to meet with him every evening: and that those who could not come every evening would be there as much as possible.
I have conferred with Senators Owen, Pomerene and Shafroth, and they think this will work well. We shall thus avoid the danger of having the Committee vote down a proposition to hold evening meetings: we shall make it evident that every member of the Committee is welcome: no one will have a chance to feel injured or jealous: and the real work will be advanced openly and naturally.
I feel more and more encouraged in my hope that we shall get a unanimous report about November 10th.

Sincerely yours,
Henry F. Hollis


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Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924




Hollis, Henry French, 1869-1949, “Henry F. Hollis to Woodrow Wilson,” 1913 October 17, WWP18099, First Year Wilson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.