Ellen Axson Wilson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre

Identifier

WWP17487

Description

Ellen writes to Jessie about their health.

Source

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University

Language

English

Text

My darling

I hope you will excuse pencil. I have not even yet been able to sit at a desk and write since since my last relapse. The doctor says that, considering how very ill I was, the progress is very rapid, but it seems snail-like indeed to me.—It is delightful to think of you and Frank at Cornish, darling. I am so glad it could be arranged. I hope you and Frank will have a beautiful month there alone together. The house is lucky to be the retreat of two pairs of lovers in one season!My real reason for trying to send a little scrawl myself today is anxiety about that walking-trail! I am so afraid it means that you were disappointed, after all, and that it was not as we hoped! But still I trying not to borrow trouble,—and of course walking is the best form of exercise! So I am hoping it was a very little trip carefully adapted to the circumstance But, please, darling, send me a letter by the next mail to relieve my mind, and tell me exactly how you are. It has been a real trial that it has been a secret from the others, in time of my illness because of all it was has kept me in ignorance of about you that I would have learned for myself if I had been well.You remember, dear, that Nevin was supposed to pay $100.00 for your dining-room furniture and I for the rest? I am going to ask that I may change that, late as it is, and let it be my gift entirely!—I think it would be nice for Nevin to give the desk for the new living-room, don't you?—I am enclosing the $100.00 for that.
The check is for $500.00. The other four, I thought of primarily, for the little layette and the other expenses. But if you and Frank have a special sentiment about doing that yourselves put this $400.00 in the house too.I hope you can read this. It is the first letter, or note even, that I have written for since I last wrote you, and I can do nothing with my poor hand! But the doctor says I am making a splendid fight for health, and that I am sure to win in time.Margaret leaves on Thursday for the summer,—going first to Dr. Batten's.
With a heart full of love for dearest Frank and love inexpressibly tender and devoted for my darling, I am, dear heart,

Your
Mother.

Original Format

Letter

Files

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Citation

Wilson, Ellen Axson, “Ellen Axson Wilson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre,” 1914 July 6, WWP17487, Jessie Wilson Sayre Correspondence, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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