Woodrow Wilson to William G. McAdoo




Library of Congress, Woodrow Wilson Papers, 1786-1957


My dear Mac

I have your note of the seventh sending me the message which you asked the Secretary of State to send to Mr. Crosby about General Bliss's consulting with the Inter-Allied Council.

I hope, my dear Mac, that hereafter you will let me see these messages before they are sent and not after, because they touch matters of vital policy upon which it is imperative that I should retain control. My particular job is to keep things properly coordinated and if they are coordinated without my advice, some very serious consequences might ensue. In this case, so far as I can see, nothing is likely to go wrong, except that I must frankly say to you again that I am very much afraid of Mr. Crosby's inclination to go very much outside his bailiwick, an inclination of which I have many evidences.

Affectionately yours,
Woodrow Wilson

Hon. William G. McAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury.

Original Format






Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Woodrow Wilson to William G. McAdoo,” 1918 January 9, WWP22192, World War I Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.