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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) to Ellison DuRant Smith

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01520 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: circa 22 March 1933 Pagination: 1 p. ; 20 x 13 cm. Order a Copy

Concerns Smith's amendment to the farm bill of 1933. Worries that he may lose the support of organized farm forces. Advises him to discuss the bill with Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace. Date inferred from contents. Written on White House stationary.

Smith was a United States Senator from South Carolina.

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945
Smith, Ellison DuRant, 1866-1944

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