Alice Garrett to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre





Alice Garrett writes about Jessie’s plans to visit her after the wedding, mentioning the need for secrecy so that Jessie can avoid notice by the press and curiosity seekers.


Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University




My dear Miss Wilson

I cannot tell how glad I am that you accept my offer—but wish you were coming now—it is so wonderful—there never has been such an autumn. The servants you will find here, have been years with me, are like members of my family—I know they will do their best to make you & Mr. Sayre comfortable, especially Margaret & Annie—Coyle, my very careful Chauffeur, will meet you wherever you think the least conspicuous—and drive you when here, as often as you wish—advise me when your decision is made—Could your trunks be sent to Mt. Royal Station the day before addresssed to me checks could be mailed— this is not an unusual way of doing—Margaret does all the telephoning, so that any moment could be communicated with me that way—“Tuxedo 52” is our call—No name need be used—'A message from Washington' being sufficient—I have no idea what theday is, but Evergreen is always ready—Thank you for taking me at my word—you do not know how difficult it is, for one like myself, to offer anything to one situated as you are now—I am grateful to you for not misunderstanding—I appreciate keenly how unpleasant notoriety is to you, especially at such a time—so you think that the Washington & Baltimore licenses will help the curious to locate you? Of course that danger will be overcome if car is not used until after dark—With warmest regards, and every wish for your happiness

Most sincerely yours
Alice Garrett.

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Garrett, Alice, “Alice Garrett to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre,” 1913 October 28, WWP17465, Jessie Wilson Sayre Correspondence, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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