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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My own darling

Two dear letters from you today, which was certainly delightful only it means a blank day tomorrow.

The check from the Cuylers came this morning and for $300.00. About half an hour after came a regular dun from Mrs. Swann for the $100.00! The maid was to wait for an answer, and did wait while I wrote the check. And this afternoon she sent me a formal receipt without another word. She is certainly unique.

I have had a very busy day again for reasons which I havn't time to mention, – busy outside and in—writing letters and directing Mr. Titus,—and chiefly taking care of Father who has had another attack, poor dear. It is now nine o'clock and he is not yet asleep, so I am scribbling this in great haste (while Annie watches for me.)A letter came to him from Sister Annie. She says she will sail on the 4th of Oct. All as well as usual So this is actually to be my last letter — or note rather, –I havn't written you any letters! I wish I had had time to make this a decent one. But I must keep my word and not sit up late,– for I am a little tired tonight.

Gonight, dear, May God bless and keep you and bring you safely home!—Oh, how I hope you won't miss that train!

With love, tender, devoted, passionate,—I am as ever,

Your little wife, Eileen

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Wilson, Ellen Axson, “Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson,” 1902 August 28, WWP14992, Ellen Axson Wilson Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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