Harry Bortin to Woodrow Wilson

Creator

Identifier

WWP25221

Description

Thanks President Wilson for his message from God.

Source

Library of Congress, Woodrow Wilson Papers

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Contributor

Language

English

Provenance

Document scan was taken from Library of Congress microfilm reel of the Wilson Papers. WWPL volunteers transcribed the text.

Text

Dearly Beloved Mr. President:-

Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your inspiring message of last night. To many citizens like myself this message completes the preparatory work of human liberation which your message of January 22nd 1917 begun. May God grant you the power to complete the work itself as effectively as you have completed the preliminary work.

There is no doubt that the masses of the people throughout the world, who work and sacrifice and serve with their physical, mental and spiritual being, will have no trouble in understanding this message from God which you have now completely delivered. It is among the statesmen and men of affairs the entire world over, where the inability or unwillingness to understand will be greatest. Realizing the tremendous task still before you in your endeavor to reach, with your vast patience, the sympathetic understanding of the latter, my very soul’s love and encouragement goes out to you with the prayer that you may complete your grand mission with as little further bloodshed on the battlefields as is possible.

May God bless you and sustain you in health and cheer during the many moments when the perversity of the powerful, and selfish and misunderstanding ones tend to depress you.

Faithfully and gratefully your

Harry Bortin

Mr. Woodrow Wilson
President,
United States of America
And of the League of Nations

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/WWI1201.pdf

Collection

Citation

Bortin, Harry, “Harry Bortin to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 September 28, WWP25221, World War I Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.