The following transcription is from a telegram sent by President Hoover:
The White House, Washington D.C. Oct 8th 1932
Hon. George F. Shafer,
Governor, Bismarck N.D.
I most heartily congratulate the people of North Dakota upon the laying of the corner stone of the new state capitol this afternoon it is not only a symbol of the enduring foundation of self government which underlie the security of America Life it is also a symbol of the indomitable courage of the people who are never daunted by disaster but build anew with energy and faith.
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