Woodrow Wilson to R. H. Selfridge

Identifier

WWP15024

Description

Woodrow Wilson writes R.H. Selfridge to decline an invitation.

Source

Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York Historical Society, New York

Text

My dear Mr. Selfridge:-

STATE OF NEW JERSEY
Executive Department The Secretary to the Governor

It is exceedingly hard to be obliged to say No to the kind invitation conveyed by your letter of October thirtieth, but I simply have no choice in the matter. I have become involved in every direction in speaking engagements, and I cannot go any further without seriously imperiling the proper performance of my State duties.I can only tell you how warmly I appreciate your kindness and how heartily I wish I could put myself at your service.

Cordially and sincerely yours,
Woodrow Wilson

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/GLC0467529.pdf

Citation

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Woodrow Wilson to R. H. Selfridge,” 1911 October 31, WWP15024, Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History Woodrow Wilson Documents, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.