In the absence of Congress, a letter entered Washington:

Dearborn, Mich.

President Calvin Coolidge, The White House, Washington, D. C.

My dear Mr. Coolidge—On July 8, 1921, there was submitted to the War Department, upon their invitation to the writer, an offer for leasing the Government property at Muscle Shoals.

After many conferences, hearings, etc., this proposal was amended on Jan. 25, 1922, in which form it is still pending in Congress. Inasmuch as so much time has already elapsed we are unable to wait and delay what plans we have any longer...

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