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Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Franklin D. Roosevelt


In the following letter, F.D.R. writes to Marvin McIntyre in Asheville, N.C. regarding the situation in Europe.

THE WHITE HOUSE
OCT. 7, 1939

Dear Mac:

Thank God you, too, hate war. That makes it unanimous -- in spite of the fact that Steve and Pa are seriously offering a prize of $1,000,000 to anyone who will "get" Hitler. Where they will get the money from I do not know.
Yes, as your special consulting physician, I give you a high mark for cooperation with the nurse.

All the reports of your progress are excellent and I hear the "cavities" are filling up nicely. You always did know how to get out of a hole! I am furious at having to give up the visit but perhaps I can still make it if and when I go to Warm Springs. Unlike Henry Morgenthau, Jr., I am not on a "twenty-four hour basis." I am on a ten minute basis with a train, cruiser and airplane standing by.

If you believe this morning's papers you will expect me to be in Berlin talking peace with Hit next Monday morning. Fortunately you agree with me about what one reads in the papers.

Thank God you, too, hate war. That makes it unanimous -- in spite of the fact that Steve and Pa are seriously offering a prize of $1,000,000 to anyone who will "get" Hitler. Where they will get the money from I do not know.

This takes you both my best wishes.

As ever yours,


Franklin D. Roosevelt

[The above letter is reproduced exactly as written and was obtained through the archives at the Library of Congress]

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