Woodrow Wilson to Guy H. Woodrow

Identifier

WWP22700

Description

Jessie Wilson Sayre tells her cousin Guy H. Woodrow for his telegrams about Woodrow Wilson receiving the Democratic nomination for President.

Source

WWPL Manuscript Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia

Format

pdf

Language

English

Text

Dear Cousin Guy,

I have been given the pleasure onf answering both your dear telegrams. Neither Mother nor Father were willing to leave it to secretaries, for we want to tell you personally how much we appreciated your remembering us and telegraphing such beautiful messages.
I remember how cheerful and confident you were last summer about the final outcome when to us girls at least it seemed a very far away, dire, possibility. And now it has really happened! It seems almost unbelievable.
You must be very proud of the way Ohio did in the primaries and of the fine support the Wilson men in the delegation gave us. Of course we were not in Baltimore but the tales that have come to us of events in the front of battle are so thrilling that I don't see how we could be more excited even if we had been there.
Today Champ Clark and two hundred Democratic Congressmen are here to shake hands. It was fun meeting them and to here them sing afterwards an amusing adaptation of a camp meeting song “He good enough for Alabama—and so on down the states—and he's good enough for us.” I wish you could all have been here to see the fun.
With kindest regards from us all for your whole family,Saturday.


Jessie Wilson

Original Format

Telegram

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/WW000292c.pdf

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Citation

Sayre, Jessie Woodrow Wilson, 1887-1933, “Woodrow Wilson to Guy H. Woodrow,” 1912 July 21, WWP22700, WWPL Manuscript Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.