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Assistant Secretary of State Sumner Welles Pearl Harbor Speech Draft, pgs1-3

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum of the National Archives and Records Administration1941-12-07

U.S. National Archives

U.S. National Archives

At Secretary of State Cordell Hull’s request, Assistant Secretary of State Sumner Welles drafted this detailed 17-page speech for the President. Welles gave this draft to FDR during the evening of December 7. Seeking to rid himself of Hull’s unwelcome interference, FDR took the draft and said he would consider it. He then promptly ignored it.

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  • Title: Assistant Secretary of State Sumner Welles Pearl Harbor Speech Draft, pgs1-3
  • Creator: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum of the National Archives and Records Administration
  • Date Created: 1941-12-07
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Subject Keywords: Presidential Speech, World War 2, World War II, Presidential Speech

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