Message to President Paul Doumer of France About an Assassination Attempt.
THE INTELLIGENCE of the attempt upon Your Excellency's life at the hands of a dastardly assassin shocks and saddens me. My fellow countrymen join with me in silent prayer for a speedy recovery that your life may be spared for many years to the country which you have served with such loyalty and zeal.
[His Excellency Paul Doumer, President of the French Republic, Paris, France]
Note: On May 6, 1932, Paul Gorguloff, a Russian emigre, shot the French President. M. Doumer died of his wounds on May 7.
Herbert Hoover, Message to President Paul Doumer of France About an Assassination Attempt. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/207822