Executive Order 6591—Transportation of Air Mail During Emergency Created by Annulment of Domestic Air Mail Contracts
Whereas by an order of the Postmaster General of the United States all domestic air mail contracts for carrying the mails have been annulled; and
Whereas the public interest requires that air mail service continue to be afforded and the cancelation of said contracts has created an emergency in this respect;
Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, under and by virtue of the authority in me vested, do hereby order and direct that the Postmaster General, Secretary of War, and Secretary of Commerce, together with other officers of their respective Departments, cooperate to the end that necessary air mail service be afforded.
It is further ordered and directed that the Secretary of War place at the disposal of the Postmaster General such airplanes, landing fields, pilots, and other employees and equipment of the Army of the United States needed or required for the transportation of mail, during the present emergency, by air over routes and schedules prescribed by the Postmaster General.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
The White House,
February 9, 1934.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 6591—Transportation of Air Mail During Emergency Created by Annulment of Domestic Air Mail Contracts Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/208372