Albert I to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP15052

Description

Albert I of Belgium writes Woodrow Wilson to thank the United States for the generosity shown to the Army and the people of Belgium.

Source

Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York Historical Society, New York

Text

GQG BELGE, 152.
HIS EXCELLENCY, MR. WOODROW WILSON,

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

WASHINGTON.
I would not fail to take the opportunity afforded me by the second appeal for funds in favor of the American Red Cross to express to you all my peoples gratitude for the splendid generosity displayed by the American nation towards the Army and the civil population of Belgium, Both the material help given and the friendship of your great nation will always be remembered. I am glad to say how useful the work done by Colonel Bicknell, Major Van Schaick and the Commission for Belgium has already been and to pay a tribute to their valuable and efficient activity. The relationship between our peoples cemented in this time of suffering will strengthen confidence, sympathy and goodwill and increase the devotion of every citizen of the Allied countries to the sacred cause of liberty and justice.

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/GLC0097102.pdf

Tags

Citation

Albert I of Belgium, “Albert I to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 May 25, WWP15052, Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History Woodrow Wilson Documents, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.