Woodrow Wilson to Key Pittman

Identifier

WWP25443

Description

President Wilson needs Senator Pittman to stay in place working in the Senate.

Source

Library of Congress, Woodrow Wilson Papers

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Contributor

Relation

WWP25441
WWP25442
WWP25444

Language

English

Provenance

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

Text

My dear Senator:

You put a hard question up to me in your letter of yesterday -- hard because I can see between the lines of your letter how eager you are to go with Hurley, and because I must say that I think that our full fighting force will be necessary here in the Senate in the few months that remain for the present Congress.

For one thing, there is going to be an effort on the part of some members on the Republican side to cut down the figures of the revenue bill, which would certainly bring bigger loans upon the country and very serious financial embarrassments, inasmuch as their thought that we can suddenly rapidly curtail expenditures is based upon ignorance and the failure to consider the enormous tasks of readjustment.

This is only a sample of the things that will be attempted, and I hope with all my heart you will stay on the firing line.

With warmest regard,

Cordially and faithfully yours,

[Woodrow Wilson]


Hon. Key Pittman,
United States Senate.

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/WWI1392B.pdf

Collection

Citation

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Woodrow Wilson to Key Pittman,” 1918 November 12, WWP25443, World War I Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.