Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney

Identifier

WWP20492

Description

Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney concerning Wilson’s rejection of Louis Aylett as postmaster of Richmond, Virginia.

Format

pdf file

Language

English

Text

My dear Heath:

In acknowledging the receipt of your letter of the twenty-seventh of July, let me say a word about Louis Aylett. I find from what the Richmond men tell me that a personal choice by me of postmaster would be resented, paticularly if I chose a man like Aylett, who has not been active in politics and who, therefore, seems to have no political claim to the place. I had a very frank talk with Montague about it and he was very fair but made me feel that I had no sufficient ground for disappointing him by making this choice for myself. I wish with all my heart I could have made it. I have the warmest feeling for Aylett, but there are many things one can not do.

I envy you off on a vacation. I hope that you are having a bully time and are benefiting by it every day.

Affectionately yours,
Woodrow Wilson

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/UVA00631913.pdf

Citation

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney,” 1913 July 31, WWP20492, University of Virginia Woodrow Wilson Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.