Shorthand Notes on Message to Italy

Identifier

WWP25048

Description

Private notes for an official letter to be written

Source

Library of Congress, Woodrow Wilson Papers

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

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pdf file

Language

English

References

Transcription taken from the Public Papers of Woodrow Wilson, Vol. 5, p. 211.

Text

Godspeed to Italy

I am sure that I am speaking for the people of the United States in sending to the Italian people warm fraternal greetings upon this the anniversary of the entrance of Italy into this great war in which there is being fought out once for all the irrepressible conflict between free self-government and the dictation of force.

The people of the United States have looked with profound interest and sympathy upon the efforts and sacrifices of the Italian people, are deeply and sincerely interested in the present and future security of Italy, and are glad to find themselves associated with a people to whom they are bound by so many personal and intimate ties in a struggle whose object is liberation, freedom, the rights of men and nations to live their own lives and determine their own fortunes, the rights of the weak as well as of the strong, and the maintenance of justice by the irresistible force of free nations leagued together in the defense of mankind.

With ever increasing resolution and force we shall continue to stand together in this sacred common cause. America salutes the gallant Kingdom of Italy and bids her Godspeed.

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Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Shorthand Notes on Message to Italy,” 1918 May 24, WWP25048, World War I Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.