Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney




Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney, declining comment on Raleigh Minor’s manuscript to avoid appearance of sanction.




My dear Heath:

Thank you with all my heart for your New Year's letter. It was cheering merely to hear from you, and more cheering still to get such a message of friendship from you and of thoughtfulness for my welfare. You may be sure that all the good wishes are reciprocated many fold.

I am interested in what you tell me of Mr. Raleigh Minor's work, very much interested, but I could not venture at this time to give public sanction to any suggestion, as I am sure Mr. Minor will realize upon reflection. It is imperative that I should stand aloof at present for fear of seeming to press a matter which must be handled with the utmost delicacy and can be carried only the first pacticable step.

But I will write to him about it, and am very much complimented that he should desire my opinion about his important manuscript.

In haste

Affectionately yours,
Woodrow Wilson

Original Format






Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney,” 1915 January 4, WWP20503, University of Virginia Woodrow Wilson Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.