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019_Haugen Letter to Keyes

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Title

019_Haugen Letter to Keyes

Description

This letter from U.S. House Representative G.N. Haugen, acknowledges the receipt of a letter from Keyes who asks him to extend protected status to the American bald eagle.

Creator

Haugen, G.N.

Date

6/2/1930

Rights

Education use only, no other permissions given. U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this item. Commercial use of distribution of this digital item is not permitted without written permission of Cornell College Archives

Language

English

Type

Document

Digital Reproduction Information

Items scanned using Xerox Work Centre 5735 at 600 ppi.

Repository

Cornell College Archives, Mt. Vernon, Iowa

Repository Collection

Charles Reuben Keyes

Contact information.

College Archivist, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Phone: 319-895-4240, archives@cornellcollege.edu

File Name

100_Keyes-letter-Haugen.jpg

Digital item created

2012-04

Digital item modified

9/11/2012

Transcription

House of Representatives U.S. Committee on Agriculture Washington, D.C. June 2, 1930 Mr. Charles R. Keyes, Director of Survey, The State Historical Society of Iowa Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Dear Mr. Keyes: I am in receipt of your letter of recent date in regard to H.R. 7994, a bill extending protection to the American Eagle. Hearings have been held on the bill and the same was called up for consideration two or three times, but owing to the pressure of bills of mire importance it has not yet been released. Undoubtedly, the bald eagle, the emblem of independence, is entitled to a great deal of consideration and were it not for recent reports of his bad conduct, especially in attacking sheep, I am sure all would agree that he should be afforded the protection suggested in the bill. Being mindful of Benjamin Franklin's description of the bird as follows: "For my part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country. He is a bird of bad moral character and does not make his living honestly", frankly speaking, there is doubt in my mind, which seems to be concurred in by and, whether to afford protection to the animals against cruel destruction by the eagle, or to give the bald eagle the right-of-way to carry o his atrocious method of destruction. Under separate cover, I am sending you a copy of the hearings on the bill. Under separate cover, I am sending you a copy of the hearings on the bill.
I am glad to your your letter and assure you that you suggestions will be given due consideration.

Very truly yours,
G.N. Haugen