William G. McAdoo to Cary T. Grayson




Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia




Dear Doc

As usual, you are a h--- of a fellow! Why don’t you send me a line and tell me how Gertrude is. I don’t care so much about yourself, but I should like to hear of you both and of the babies, and about things generally. Please tell me how you all are and how the Governor and his family are.

I am hoping that I may be able to go to New York this winter, maybe in January or February, in which event I shall, of course, run down to Washington, but it is very doubtful if I can make it. I am building up quite a law practice here, and am gradually getting interested in other things in the community, so you can imagine that I am quite busy; in fact, I think sometimes that I am almost as busy as I was in Washington, but of course the matters are not so large, nor as interesting.

This is wonderful country, is growing very rapidly, and I think there are large opportunities for money-making. I wish you and Gertrude would come out and see us this winter. Can’t you take a little vacation and spend it with us? I will promise you a bully time. Nell and I have a delightful guest room in our house, and can make you comfortable.

What a jab we gave the Republicans in November! We have an earthquake in reserve for them in 1924. When you see Ned McLean, tell him that I think he had better make all preparations for getting off the sinking ship before it is too late.

I had a wonderful experience campaigning in twelve states West of the Mississippi River. I wish that you could have been along. There were splendid crowds and great enthusiasm.

I send you copy of my recent speech on the soldiers’ bonus, and hope that you will read it.

We think of you and Gertrude very often, my dear fellow, and always with deep affection and interest. Kiss the babies for me, and Gertrude too, if you will, and believe me, as always, with affectionate regards,

Cordially yours,

WG McAdoo

Admiral Cary T. Grayson,
1600 16th St., NW,
Washington, DC


Original Format






McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941, “William G. McAdoo to Cary T. Grayson,” 1922 December 7, WWP16457, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.