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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) to Homer Cummings

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01983.01 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Place Written: Washington Type: Typed letter signed Date: April 3, 1933 Pagination: 3 docs + $20 cert. 25 x 20 cm + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 17.5 x 15.9

Summary of Content: Inquires of Attorney General Cummings if his Executive order 6102, which bans the ownership of gold, also applies to resident aliens. Written as President. One bust engraving of Roosevelt included.

Background Information:

People: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

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

Subjects: PresidentLawGreat DepressionEconomicsFinanceCoins and CurrencyGovernment and CivicsImmigration and Migration

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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