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• Herbert Hoover
Letter to the District of Columbia Fire Department on Its Service in Fighting an Executive Office Fire.
December 31, 1929

[Released December 31, 1929. Dated December 30, 1929]

My dear Chief Watson:

I want you to know of my appreciation of the excellent service rendered by you and the men of your Department during and following the fire in the Executive Office on Christmas eve. It was a fine piece of work and I thank you sincerely for all your efforts.

Yours faithfully,

HERBERT HOOVER

[Chief Engineer George S. Watson, Fire Department, Washington, D.C.]

Citation: Herbert Hoover: "Letter to the District of Columbia Fire Department on Its Service in Fighting an Executive Office Fire.", December 31, 1929. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=22058.
 
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