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Description

Description: In this August 23rd, 1929 (just before the stock market crash) typed letter signed, Roosevelt writes to the editor of the Livingston Republican: “it [is] of the utmost importance that the taxpayers of your county should understand how the so-called farm relief program affects them.” Under pressure from a suffering agricultural community, President Hoover established the Federal Farm Board as part of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1929.

This letter foreshadows Roosevelt’s presidency and the high priority he placed on direct federal assistance to farmers through the New Deal.

Typed on 10 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ State of New York Executive Chamber imprinted stationery.

Condition: A few errant spots, mailing folds, otherwise very good.