Letter from William G. Carleton to Joseph P. Kennedy, March 17, 1941


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Letter from William G. Carleton to Joseph P. Kennedy, March 17, 1941
Series Title:
Kennedy, Joseph P. 1941-1944
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Carleton, William G. (William Graves), 1903-1982
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Box: 3
Folder: Kennedy, Joseph P. 1941-1944


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North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Alachua -- Gainesville

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University of Florida
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Mereh 17, 1941

Honorable Joseph P. Kennedy
Palm Beach, Florida
Dear Ambassador Kennedys

I want to thank you very much for the generous things you said
to me over the telephone last night. I certainly appreoeate
those compliments coming from you.

I feel a special kinship with your views because both of us
have been ardent Democrats, New Dealers, end devoted to te,
President and his domestic policies. I must confess I 0 a
little uncomfortable witb some of the Republican company:
must keep in this fight. Whenever I feel like a lone dissent-
ing New Dealer, I think of your position,' d then I say to
myself: "Well, Joe Kennedy is a great Democrat and a greet
New Dealer, and he feels the same as I do."
As you said last night, the surprising thing is that people
are losing sight of the central issue--that no matter who 0win
this war, Europe is going to move in a direction alien to the
American ideology.
I notice by my calendar that I Xai:Ut in Fort Pierce on
Thursday evening of Apr1i 3. I shall plan to go on to Palm
Beach and will be there Friday afternoon, April 4. Please let
me know whether it would be convenient for you to see me
Friday afternoon or Friday evening of April 4. I should like
very much to have a conversation with you, and I believe we are
thinking along the same lines as to what taok would be best to
take at this time. I have been confronted with the same
problem on a smaller scale, and I believe I have worked it out
Sincerely yours,

William G. Carleton