Telegram of Congratulations to the New Commander-in-Chief of the Salvation Army.
Please accept my sincere congratulations on your election as General of the Salvation Army throughout the world. In these troubled times it is particularly important that the leadership of all good forces shall work for the amelioration of human suffering and for the preservation of the highest spiritual ideals. Through your efforts as Commander-in-Chief of the Salvation Army in the United States, you have earned the gratitude and admiration of millions of your countrymen. I am confident that, under your guidance, the Salvation Army will go steadily forward in service to the unfortunate of every land.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
General Evangeline Booth,
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Telegram of Congratulations to the New Commander-in-Chief of the Salvation Army. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/208123