Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Woodrow Wilson

Contents:
Author: Woodrow Wilson

LETTER. Sept. 1, 1917

Government Insurance for the officers and enlisted men of the Army and Navy:

U. S. S. MAYFLOWER, Sept. 1, 1917.

MY DEAR JUDGE:

May I not express to you, and through you to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House, my sincere gratification at the favorable report the committee has just made on the bill granting family allowances, indemnities, and life insurance for the officers and enlisted men of the Army and Navy; and the hope that the proposed measure may receive the prompt approval of the Congress?

There are so many arguments for the bill that I do not know which to put forward as the most imperative. No doubt you have assembled them in your own mind in their most effective order. But what principally appeals to me about the bill is that it takes into consideration the whole obligation of the soldier not only, but the whole obligation of the Government-the obligations of justice and humanity both to the soldier and to his family. It is one of the most admirable pieces of legislation that has been proposed in connection with the war and I can not too earnestly urge its adoption.

I observe with regret that the limit of life insurance available to the officers and men in the service has been reduced from $10,000 to $5,000. I earnestly hope that the $10,000 limit may be restored.

Cordially and sincerely yours,

WOODROW WILSON.

HON. W. C. Adamson, House of Representatives.

Contents:

Related Resources

None available for this document.

Download Options


Title: Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Woodrow Wilson

Select an option:

*Note: A download may not start for up to 60 seconds.

Email Options


Title: Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Woodrow Wilson

Select an option:

Email addres:

*Note: It may take up to 60 seconds for for the email to be generated.

Chicago: Woodrow Wilson, "LETTER. Sept. 1, 1917 Government Insurance for the officers and enlisted men of the Army and Navy:," Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Woodrow Wilson, ed. and trans. James D. Richardson in Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Woodrow Wilson Original Sources, accessed September 20, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CK1JMC8S8TRQSVM.

MLA: Wilson, Woodrow. "LETTER. Sept. 1, 1917 Government Insurance for the officers and enlisted men of the Army and Navy:." Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Woodrow Wilson, edited and translated by James D. Richardson, in Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Woodrow Wilson, Original Sources. 20 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CK1JMC8S8TRQSVM.

Harvard: Wilson, W, 'LETTER. Sept. 1, 1917 Government Insurance for the officers and enlisted men of the Army and Navy:' in Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Woodrow Wilson, ed. and trans. . cited in , Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Woodrow Wilson. Original Sources, retrieved 20 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CK1JMC8S8TRQSVM.