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Message to the Massachusetts Republican State Convention

September 30, 1932

I am grateful for the measure adopted by the Massachusetts Republican State Convention. I deeply appreciate your support. We have now entered a period of the campaign when every energy needs to be put forward to bring to the people an understanding of the principles and purposes of the Republican party. We have before us great problems, we have initiated and are carrying forward sound and effective measures. Our programs and policies are already demonstrating their validity. The real program of our opponents is clear--it is evidenced by the measures passed by the last House of Representatives under Democratic control and it is your duty to bring the knowledge of such disastrous efforts before the people. I have no doubt of your success.


[Mr. Amos Taylor, Chairman, State Committee, c/o Republican State Convention, Boston, Massachusetts]

Note: The message was a response to greetings from the convention. The measure the President referred to was a resolution passed by the convention calling for the repeal of the 18th amendment but with a guarantee against the return of the saloon.

Herbert Hoover, Message to the Massachusetts Republican State Convention Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/207716

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