Edward W. Axson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre




Edward Axson is glad the Jessie Wilson Sayre’s surgery went well, and he wishes her a quick recovery and says he is disappointed she and her mother won’t be able to be at the wedding.


Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University




My dear little Jess

It is after midnight but I must write a few lines anyway to tell you how very very sorry Florence and I have been to hear of your sickness. I was so glad to get Mama's letter though saying that the operation had been entirely successful and that you are now on the road to recovery—Please hurry up and get well little girl.
We are very much disappointed of course that Mama is not to be with us at the wedding—but you must not feel badly about it for it was not in the least your fault—it was just very hard luck.Madge came yesterday & is at Mrs Tedcastles—Florence & I dined with them last night—& we all had a delightful time. This afternoon I carried Madge out to Cambridge to meet Florence's aunt & cousin and to see the presents of which there are quite a large number and some very handsome ones. I wish you could see them but you will in Mannie some day.Florence and I are planning to stop off in Phila and see you and Mama for a little while—instead of stopping at Princeton. We expect to arrive at 1.13 P.
M. next Thursday, leaving at 329.
Must say goodnight. With a heart full of love for yourself and Mama from both Florence and me—Ever lovingly

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Axson, Edward W., “Edward W. Axson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre,” 1901 April 7, WWP17289, Jessie Wilson Sayre Correspondence, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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