Woodrow Wilson to Willie O. Burr




Woodrow Wilson writes William O. Burr to ask about the honesty of one Mr. Noone.


Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York Historical Society, New York


My dear Mr. Burr:

I value very highly the suggestion of your letter of August fifteenth. I always appreciate it when you volunteer counsel in any matter.A gentleman standing high at the Hartford Bar, whose name I do not feel at liberty to disclose because of the way in which it came to me, makes the extraordinary statement that Mr. Noone’s honesty is not unquestionable. This is so absolutely out of line with everything else that I have heard about Mr. Noone that I venture to ask if you can imagine upon what such a statement could be founded. I wish I could resort directly to the gentleman who it is said made the statement, but I do not know him and he does not know that the statement has been repeated to me. I would be very much obliged to you if you could put me in the way of satisfying myself that this is only one man’s mistaken impression.

Cordially and sincerely yours, Woodrow Wilson

Original Format






Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Woodrow Wilson to Willie O. Burr,” 1913 August 21, WWP15028, Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History Woodrow Wilson Documents, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.