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Message to the Imperial Order of the Dragon.

February 13, 1932

[Released February 13, 1932. Dated February 5, 1932]

My dear Mr. Maguth:

Please present my warmest greetings to the members of the Imperial Order of the Dragon gathered for their thirty-first reunion on February 13th. The passing years only increase my affectionate and grateful remembrance of them and I wish them every happiness.

Yours faithfully,


[Mr. John Maguth, Custodian of Archives, Imperial Order of the Dragon, 424 Irving Avenue, Brooklyn, New York]

Note: The letter was read at a dinner held in Rosoff's Restaurant in New York City.

The Imperial Order of the Dragon was a veterans' organization composed of survivors of the China Relief Expedition which served during the Boxer Rebellion of 1900.

Herbert Hoover, Message to the Imperial Order of the Dragon. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/208121

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