Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson




Ellen Axson Wilson writes to her husband, Woodrow Wilson, while he is away from home.


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Princeton, NJ


My own darling

I was drawing one or two little checks just now and I found to my amusement that I didn't know how to draw one for less than a dollar! If this one will work will you please send it on to its destination. I don't believe we will need to borrow until your return; there is $256.00 in Bank, and of bills that have come in and are unpaid only Leighs is of any size.

I was at Prospect all the morning with the carpet and shade man, also seeing Krespach and Titus; since lunch I have written business letters steadily. I am afraid that means a bald little note for my darling, for it is now 4 PM and very hot and humid, and my mind is a perfect blank. How I would like to write a letter that would make you as happy as the beautiful one that came to me this morning has made me! How can you wonder that to be so loved by you,— so believed in — is almost too good to be true. But “the thoughts that arise in me” as I read such words are far far beyond the power of my tongue to express.

I love you darling with every heart-throb and I am as always,

Your own Eileen

A letter has just come from China to Sister Annie. Shall I forward it? It is very large and thick. It is evidently from Jeanie.

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Wilson, Ellen Axson, “Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson,” 1902 August 11, WWP14977, Ellen Axson Wilson Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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