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Letter Accepting the Resignation of Hanford MacNider as United States Minister to Canada.

August 31, 1932

My dear Mr. Minister:

I regret exceedingly that your private affairs make it necessary for you to suspend for the present your contribution to public service.

In accepting your resignation I need mention but one great service which you have performed during your term of office in Ottawa--the building up of mutual understanding between our government and the great government to the North. By the cooperative spirit which you have been able to invoke with officials of both governments you have contributed in large part to the consummation of the great treaty for the development of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Waterway. It is a notable service, and one of which you may always be proud.

Yours faithfully,

HERBERT HOOVER

[Hon. Hanford MacNider, American Minister to Canada, Care, State Department, Washington, D.C.]

Note: Mr. MacNider, Minister to Canada since May 1930, resigned to return to his farming and banking activities in Iowa.

Herbert Hoover, Letter Accepting the Resignation of Hanford MacNider as United States Minister to Canada. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/207420

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