John R. Thornton to Woodrow Wilson




Wilson Papers, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, District of Columbia


Dear Mr. President

Your letter of 23rd replying to mine of 21st on the question of the repeal of the free tolls clause of the Panama Canal Act has just been delivered to me in my sick chamber.
In view of your statement, I feel I would be entirely justified in voting for the repeal of the free tolls clause and will so vote, giving my reasons briefly for doing so during the discussion of the measure —If you think it would be of any benefit to the cause of repeal to make my position known in advance to the public, you are at entire liberty to state it —

Very truly and respectfully yours,
JR Thorton

Original Format




Thornton, John Randolph, 1846-1917, “John R. Thornton to Woodrow Wilson,” 1914 February 25, WWP18379, First Year Wilson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.