Lot 30: A signed 2 pg. TLS on White House stationary by President Woodrow Wilson, dated September 13th 1915. The letter is to Asbury Lever a member of the United States House of Representatives for South Carolina. Lever was the chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses). His major legislative achievements were in the area of state and federal efforts in agricultural and rural life. Major bills were the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 that established the Cooperative Extension Service, the Cotton Futures Act of 1914, the Cotton Warehouse Act of 1916, Federal Farm Loan Act of 1916 that created the Farm Credit Administration, and the Food and Fuel Control Act of 1917. Lerter reads in part: " .. I wish with all his heart that he could be present at the celebration of the centennial of the Pendleton Farmer Society, unhappily, my duties here are of such a sort and so pressing that it seems my absolute duty to remain at my post in Washington.?..regarding a matter so near to our hearts as the national policy with respect to agriculture. You know my deep interest in the question of rural credits and in every question which affects the farming industry of the country, and I am looking forward with interest not only, but with confidence, to legislation at the approaching Congress which will be of material benefit to the framers of the country. They deserve our constant and watchful thought in every matter which concerns the development of their great industryjQuery1111016145988157950342_1446641404571. Cordially and sincerely yours, Woodrow Wilson." The Pendleton Farmer Society was organized June 12, 1815 by a group of prominent agriculturists from the Pendleton area, the society continues to provide a forum for scientific agricultural technology by land users while stressing the need for and the importance of agricultural research.
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