836.48 1930 Hurricane/77

President Hoover to President Trujillo

Excellency: I have received with pleasure the letter in which you were so good as to express your appreciation and that of the Dominican people for such assistance as the Government and people of the United States were able to render during the catastrophe which recently overtook the city of Santo Domingo.

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The American people were profoundly moved by the misfortune of the Dominican people. I am happy to know that American assistance was able to relieve in some measure the great suffering caused by the hurricane.

It gives me much satisfaction to learn of the effective aid given by Mr. Swift, the Director of Foreign Relations of the American Red Cross, and I sincerely appreciate the sentiments you express in regard to the services he rendered to the Dominican Government and people on this occasion.

Accept [etc.]

Herbert Hoover