Letter to Mrs. Russell William Magna of the DAR.
My dear Mrs. Magna: It is with very genuine regret that I find it impossible to be with you tonight. Up until six o'clock this evening I had planned to come but an important conference at the White House tonight makes it impossible for me to do so.
Will you convey to all the delegates a greeting from me and express to them my deep appreciation of the loyal and patriotic service they are constantly rendering. Particularly in a time like this the country needs the fine ideals, the loyalty to our national institutions and the willingness to serve which your organization always manifests. Again expressing my regret that I cannot be with you, Sincerely yours, Mrs. Russell William Magna, Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, D. C.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Letter to Mrs. Russell William Magna of the DAR. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/208083