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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as New York Governor.
    -November 6, 1930. Albany, New York. One page. 7.25" x 10.5". Personal letterhead.
    -To: L. Emory Terry of Southampton, Long Island.
    -Minor wear and toning, some soiling on verso at foot of page, else near fine.

    In this letter, in which he mentions his future rival for the Presidency, Herbert Hoover, FDR writes (in part): "I have accepted the State Chairmanship in New York of the Committee which is making an appeal on behalf of the impoverished children of Porto Rico, and would appreciate it if you would accept a place on the Committee. Governor Theodore Roosevelt of Porto Rico is the Honorary Chairman of the National Committee and actively engaged in the work. As a result of the survey made by Dr. J. S. Crumbine of the American Child Health Association at the request of President Hoover, it was revealed that over 150,000 American school children are seriously undernourished-some slowly starving. The feeding of these children is a part of the unified endeavor to raise $7,300,000 over a period of six years, inaugurated under the leadership of a Central Committee, with the American Child Health Association, the A.R.A. Childrens Fund, Inc., the National Tuberculosis Association and other agencies cooperating. The Porto Rico hurricane which destroyed crops, roads and homes, left all but destitute more children in peril of death from malnutrition and the scourge of tuberculosis than anywhere under the American flag." A letter with excellent humanitarian content.


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