THE PRESIDENCY: The Roosevelt Week: Nov. 28, 1932

Before starting for Washington to confer with President Hoover on War Debts, President-elect Roosevelt spent a quietly busy week which, for him, began in his big, high-backed mahogany bed in the Albany Executive Mansion. Recovering from a mild attack of influenza, he wore a blue silk dressing gown over a white sweater and pajamas when a dozen newsmen trooped into his high-ceiled bedroom for an interview. His bed was littered with letters and telegrams. On a table stood a glass of milk.

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