Woodrow Wilson to Matthew Hale


Woodrow Wilson to Matthew Hale


Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924




1917 October 2


Library of Congress, Woodrow Wilson Papers, 1786-1957


My dear Mr. Hale:

Thank you sincerely for your letter expressing your interest and the interest of all Massachusetts Progressives in the passage of the soldiers' insurance bill. I am confident that the members of both Houses are alive to the importance of this legislation and to the unfortunate effect which a failure to pass it at this session would have, and I have every reason to believe that it will become law before the Congress adjourns. My own interest in it is of the deepest sort.

May I not take advantage of this opportunity to congratulate you upon the public spirit you have shown in accepting the nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts tendered you by the Democrats of that state? This action on your part is another evidence of your devotion to the cause of progressive principles in government which all forward-looking men believe to be so vital to the welfare of the nation. It is encouraging to find that the men of Massachusetts who think alike in these matters have joined their forces together in a great common cause and I think the wisdom and necessity for this will become more and more evident throughout the nation as the days go by.

Cordially and sincerely yours,
Woodrow Wilson

Hon. Matthew Hale,
Boston, Massachusetts.


Matthew Hale





Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Woodrow Wilson to Matthew Hale,” 1917 October 2, WWP21974, World War I Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.