PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON - AUTOGRAPH ENDORSEMENT SIGNED 03/09/1920 CO-SIGNED BY: JOSEPH P. TUMULTY, HENRY M. ROBINSON - HFSID 67970
WOODROW WILSON Woodrow Wilson, as president, signs an autograph endorsement saying that it is OK for the United States Bituminous Coal Commission to use figures from the IRS. Autograph Endorsement signed: "Approved/Woodrow Wilson" as President, in pencil, at conclusion of Typed Letter Signed: "Henry M.
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Woodrow Wilson, as president, signs an autograph endorsement saying that it is OK for the United States Bituminous Coal Commission to use figures from the IRS.
Autograph Endorsement signed: "Approved/Woodrow Wilson" as President, in pencil, at conclusion of Typed Letter Signed: "Henry M. Robinson" as Chairman, 1½p, separate sheets, 8½x10½. United States Bituminous Coal Commission, Washington, 1920 March 9. To President Wilson, The White House. In part: "The Commission asked the Internal Revenue Department to furnish figures showing the profits of coal concerns as disclosed by the income tax returns for the year 1918, which, it is claimed, is the best year the coal industry has had for many years...We have asked the Commissioner to permit us to publish the figures he has given us, as the same are entirely unidentifiable, but he follows the usual practice of the Department of declining such requests...We feel that the public is entitled to this information in view of all the conditions, and that it cannot work harm to any one. We therefore venture to ask that you instruct the Internal Revenue Department that it would be proper to permit us to use these unidentifiable figures in our report." Creased with folds. Horizontal fold touches "y" in Henry. Staple holes at upper left corner. 1-inch diagonal tear at upper right margin on first page (all intact). Accompanied by Typed Letter Signed: "J.R. Tumulty" as the President's Secretary, 1p, 6x8. The White House, Washington, 1920 March 10. To Secretary of the Treasury D.F. Houston. In full: "I beg to invite your attention to the President's notation of approval on the enclosed letter from Chairman Robinson of the Bituminous Coal Commission." Lightly creased. Staple holes at upper left corner. 2 pinhead-size stains at mid-left edge. Overall, fine condition. All three sheets were attached when sent by Tumulty to Houston. JOSEPH P. TUMULTY was private secretary to WOODROW WILSON from 1911-1921. When Secretary of the Treasury Carter Glass returned to the Senate in 1920, President Wilson appointed DAVID F. HOUSTON, his Secretary of Agriculture, to succeed him. Houston served as Wilson's Secretary of the Treasury from February 2, 1920 to March 3, 1921. The Internal Revenue Department (now the IRS) was and still is part of the Treasury Department. Framed in Gallery of History style: 32x27¼.
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