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ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Veto Message on the Adjusted Compensation Act, 1935. Address of the President of the United States in the House of Representatives. Delivered May 22, 1935. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1935. 8vo. 11 pp. Original blue ribbed cloth, gilt-lettered on front cover.
THE FIRST OF THE 8 CHRISTMAS BOOKS ISSUED BY FDR FROM THE WHITE HOUSE
LIMITED EDITION, one of 50 copies, DESIGNATED IN FDR'S HAND, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY THE PRESIDENT TO HIS SON on the front free endpaper: "For John A. Roosevelt with love from Father One of 50 copies." FURTHER SIGNED ("Franklin D. Roosevelt") on the last page beneath the printed signature. The President addresses the House of Representatives, vetoing a bill: "A government, like an individual, must ultimately meet legitimate obligations out of the production of wealth by the labor of human beings applied to the resources of nature ... The herculean task of the United States Government today is to take care that its citizens have the necessities of life. We are seeking honestly and honorably to do this irrespective of class or group."
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