Lot 22: Woodrow Wilson typed signed letter
10th October 2018
TLS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 7 x 9.5, personal letterhead, October 13, 1923. Letter to Tennessee Congressman and House Minority Leader Finis J. Garrett of the House Office Building, in full: "Will you not permit me to express the hope that the House Democrats will vigorously follow up Mr. Henry Ford's charges against the present Secretary of War with regard to the disposal of the Government's Muscle Shoals nitrate project. That project is of vital importance to the farmers and it seems to me that every transaction in regard to it should be made a matter of public record by means of a thorough-going investigation by a committee of the Congress. I hope that this suggestion will commend itself to you; otherwise it is only too likely that the matter will be ignored or covered over by the present administration after the usual manner of Republican administrations. If this is an intrusion on the field of your own choice and judgment I beg that you will forgive me and believe that I have taken this liberty only because I believed an investigation of this vital matter to be essential to the maintenance of the public interest. Permit me to say that it has gratified me very much to learn that the Democrats of the House have turned to you as their leader. If I can, at any time or in any way, be of assistance to you pray feel at liberty to command me." In fine condition, with two small pin holes to the tops of each page.
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