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Memorandum for General Moore
September 14, 1940 [Washington, D.C.]
At the Cabinet meeting yesterday, there was a considerable discussion of housing. The Secretary of War wishes to have a full resumé of what we have done or are doing in this respect and how far we have gone. The discussion in the Cabinet covered the possible methods of obtaining cheap housing. The only matter with which the President was concerned was that such construction should be as economical as possible and that the interest of our expenditures be protected as far as possible. He suggested the usefulness of discussions with Mr. John Carmody.1 Will you please get this under way. It may be that the Secretary will wish to talk to you about it when he returns Monday.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia. Document Format: Typed memorandum.
1. John M. Carmody was the administrator of the Federal Works Agency.
Recommended Citation: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland, Sharon Ritenour Stevens, and Clarence E. Wunderlin, Jr. (Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981– ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 2, “We Cannot Delay,” July 1, 1939-December 6, 1941 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), pp. 305–306.