Before many hours had ticked by, H.R. 1776, passed by the Congress, would lie on the President's desk. Toward that landfall Franklin Roosevelt worked last week, like a sailor polishing brass, whistling as he worked because he knew port was near. On dogwatches he conferred lengthily with Harry Hopkins, back now with the most complete report on wartime England yet made by an American; he consulted again & again with the Government's managers of defense, of money, of diplomacy and of the armed forces. While the sailorman President's back was tactfully turned,...

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