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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) [Veto of New York State Assembly Bill Introductory Number 833, Printed Number 875]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00803 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Typed document signed Date: 15 March 1929 Pagination: 1 p. ; 31 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Veto of "an ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to punishment for receiving deposits in insolvent banks." Roosevelt vetoes the bill commenting, "I am unwilling to accept a bill that lessens the penalty for this peculiarly outrageous breach of trust." With a large red pencil X on recto possibly indicating his veto.

People: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: BankingFinanceEconomicsPresidentLawGovernment and CivicsCongressGreat Depression

Sub Era: The Roaring Twenties

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