Washington DC: Original Letter, 1932. Original Letter. Single Sheet. 8 X 10 1/2 Inches. Near Fine. Item #1482
November 23, 1932 Typed Letter Signed (TLS) from US Senator Cordell Hull to "Skull and Bones" member, Diplomat and Wall Street Banker Samuel Reading Bertron. Bertron was a noted Presidential advisor of several administrations. This letter is of particular interest as Tennessee Senator Cordell Hull expresses, without disguise, his view of America and the trouble her citizens are in. In the third year of the great depression that lastest more than a decade, Hull writes:
"Many large groups of American people are in a frightful condition. They are not able to pay one half of their taxes for the past year. They are in in a most ugly state of mind. Without going into details, I shall hope to see you and talk out with you some of the more important and pressing phases which are uppermost in our minds."
On Official United States Senate stationery. Fold-marks. A very nice remnant that clearly exhibits the concern the future Secretary of State has for his country during the height of the Great Depression.