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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.

Summary of Content: 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.

Background Information: Smith was a United States Senator from South Carolina.

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

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsLawAgriculture and Animal HusbandryPoliticsOrganized LaborGreat Depression

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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