Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson




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




My dearest,

To-day you have been constantly uppermost in my thoughts and affections, I am happy only when my movements are devoted to some office that respects you. I would give the world to be able to tell you to-night all I feel and all I wish. I love you, dear and want you, oh! so very, very much. I feel that I should like to devote myself wholly to you, and let others waste their time and their tranquility in vain pursuit of money, power and glory, but my object to be in a quiet retreat with my darling, my better angel.

But, sweetheart, I am going to be sensible. To-night, I am longing for you and need you more than you can imagine. My lovely girl, you become dearer to me every day and more your face and person more beautiful. Thank you, sweetheart, for the dear letter you wrote me last Friday. I read—and re-read it on the train going to Williamsburg. It put me in such a happy mood; the trip was so peaceful all the way to Richmond and I had so many happy thoughts about you. Darling, I am so happy these days and I am feel so thankful for it—and realize that I owe it to you. It may be a hackneyed phrase, but truly you are the most wonderful of all girls in the world. I am so proud of you—and so happy that you are mine.

My visit to Williamsburg was, indeed, pleasant and my old friends seemed glad to see me.

There were numerous inquiries about you in the most pleasant manner. It seemed that every one ex showed such rare, good taste and tact in their references to you and me.

The Misses Garretts sent their best love to you. They are so anxious to meet you. I did not tell them all—but they know it, because I talked so much about you.

Sunday I went to church with them—at old Bruton Church; to be honest, I did not keep up with all the sermon, because my thoughts often flittered away to you.

I tried to send you a night letter from Richmond, but the telegraph operators were either at Church, or asleep. I was in Richmond from six until eight thirty; arrived at Washington at midnight.

I had dinner at the Commonwealth Club with my old college friend Dr CC Coleman. We talked Medicine and doctors and other days when we were boys at College.

I had a long talk with Miss Edith this morning. She insists upon your staying with her—and I agree that it would be best from all angles for you to do so. If you were out at the school it would be very noticeable that I was there—and all the girls would know about it.

I wish that you were going to be here to go to the Capitolto-morrow to hear the President’smessage. It is going to he an Epoch in history.

Thursday he goes to Columbus, Ohio to speak. I am going with him. I remember that I forgot to mention this fact on a former occasion. Saturday night is the grid iron dinner which I am looking forward to with pleasure as it will be the first appearance of the President at one of these functions—and I am sure he will make a great speech.

Kindly remember me to Mrs. Flournoy.

Good-night, dear—


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Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938, “Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson,” 1915 December 6, WWP20916, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.