Washington, D.C. 1944.
1 page, 10.5 x 8 inches, Washington, D.C., April 21, 1944. In this letter, Barkley clarifies his disagreement with the President over his veto of the tax bill and defends himself against the recipient's published letter wrongly stating that Barkley had called Roosevelt "dishonest, insincere, and degrading." In part, "I made no statement whatever in my speech in New York regarding a fourth term. I made a Democratic speech and spoke in some detail of the record of the Roosevelt administration...My disagreement with the President over his veto of the tax bill was a sincere and genuine disagreement on a single subject, but it did not mean that I repudiated the whole record of his administration which I myself have helped to make. When you say in your letter that I called Roosevelt dishonest, insincere and degrading, you make a complete misstatement. If you would have taken the trouble to read my speech you would know that I made no such statement...it is stupid to assume because I disagreed with him about that [veto] that I disagreed with him about everything else." Portion of the original free-franked envelope pasted to the back of the letter; paper clip stain on the top edge. Very good(-) condition.