Letter Accepting the Resignation of Benjamin M. Day as Commissioner of Immigration at the Port of New York.
[Released October 8, 1931. Dated September 22, 1931]
My dear Captain Day:
I have been holding up your letter of resignation as I was in hopes it might be withdrawn. I learn from Mr. Hilles, however, that you wish to have it accepted so I cannot do other than comply with your wish.
I take this occasion to express my appreciation for the devoted public service you have given during the past years.
[Captain Benjamin M. Day, Commissioner of Immigration, Ellis Island, N.Y.]
Note: Charles D. Hilles was Republican national committeeman of New York.
On the same day, the White House issued an announcement of the appointment of Edward Corsi to be Commissioner of Immigration at the Port of New York and biographical data on Mr. Corsi.
Mr. Day's letter of resignation, dated September 2, 1931, and released with the President's letter, follows:
I desire to be relieved of my duties as Commissioner of Immigration in the New York District, and accordingly tender to you herewith my resignation.
I will always be appreciative of the privilege of having served during your administration.
BENJAMIN M. DAY
[The President, The White House, Washington, D.C. ]
Herbert Hoover, Letter Accepting the Resignation of Benjamin M. Day as Commissioner of Immigration at the Port of New York. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/207844