Public Papers of Herbert Hoover, 1931

Contents:
Author: Herbert Hoover  | Date: June 23, 1931

240
Telegram to Members of the Congress About the Moratorium on Intergovernmental Debts.
June 23, 1931

YOU NO DOUBT have seen my statement in Sunday’s press of the Proposals of the American Government in respect to postponement for one year of all intergovernmental debts.

Inasmuch as the proposal is of course contingent upon action by Congress and as the matter is one of national interest having no partisan character in that light I consulted before action the Senators and Representatives of both parties present in Washington and as many as possible who were accessible in the country.

This list of generous support from members was shown in the public statement referred to above. I regret that difficulties of communication rendered it impossible to contact with all members of the Senate and House.

I do not wish to press any member for reply as to his views if he prefers not to give them at this time yet if you are favorable to the proposal in the first paragraph of the statement above mentioned it would undoubtedly be helpful to the general situation if you could inform me thereof.
HERBERT HOOVER

NOTE: The telegram was sent to 33 Members of Congress on June 22, 1931, and 30 others on June 23.

Contents:

Related Resources

None available for this document.

Download Options


Title: Public Papers of Herbert Hoover, 1931

Select an option:

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

Email Options


Title: Public Papers of Herbert Hoover, 1931

Select an option:

Email addres:

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

Chicago: Herbert Hoover, "240 Telegram to Members of the Congress About the Moratorium on Intergovernmental Debts.," Public Papers of Herbert Hoover, 1931 in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Herbert Hoover, 1931 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.655 Original Sources, accessed May 29, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4UP7D4S4Z94UPZE.

MLA: Hoover, Herbert. "240 Telegram to Members of the Congress About the Moratorium on Intergovernmental Debts." Public Papers of Herbert Hoover, 1931, in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Herbert Hoover, 1931 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.655, Original Sources. 29 May. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4UP7D4S4Z94UPZE.

Harvard: Hoover, H, '240 Telegram to Members of the Congress About the Moratorium on Intergovernmental Debts.' in Public Papers of Herbert Hoover, 1931. cited in , Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Herbert Hoover, 1931 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.655. Original Sources, retrieved 29 May 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4UP7D4S4Z94UPZE.