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1 page | SMC 1359
About to take office at perhaps the worst moment in American history, President-Elect Roosevelt thanks Woodring – whom he will ultimately hire, and fire, as Secretary of War – for his congratulations, and tells him that he recognizes “the grave responsibility, as well as the great opportunities, which lie ahead.”
Typed Letter Signed, as President-Elect, with autograph salutation and closing sentence, 1 page, quarto, Executive Mansion, Albany, New York, November 19, 1932. To Harry H. Woodring in Topeka.