Ray Stannard Baker to Cary T. Grayson


Ray Stannard Baker to Cary T. Grayson


Baker, Ray Stannard, 1870-1946




1920 January 23


Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia




Dear Admiral

In thinking of our talk yesterday, I feel very strongly that something along the line we suggested is the best and right way. It is the President’s great opportunity of lifting the whole issue to a new moral plain—which he, better than any other man, knows best how to do. At the same time he can cast the onus for delay upon the Senate, where it belongs.

It occurred to me after leaving that I might, perhaps, to have made it even plainer than I did, that I have no wish to insert myself into it in any way, except to help: nor do I want anything for any one paper. This is so much bigger & more important than any man or any newspaper. Anything I might do to help I would gladly give to the Associated Press or to any other agency: or I would gladly, if that is the best way, not appear in it all, except possibly to help prepare a statement. I think I need not, perhaps, say this to you: and yet I wanted it made very clear.

I do wish for the good of the people & of the President, that something could be done to ease off this situation. The people are for the spirit of the League, not for the letter of this covenant. uponI enjoyed greatly my visit last night with you and Mrs. Grayson and the sight I had of those two sturdy lads. You are to be congratulated. I found the manuscript, with corrections, here. Thank you for going over it.

Ray Stannard Baker

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Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938




Baker, Ray Stannard, 1870-1946, “Ray Stannard Baker to Cary T. Grayson,” 1920 January 23, WWP16162, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.