James F. Fielder to Woodrow Wilson


James F. Fielder to Woodrow Wilson


Fielder, James F. (James Fairman), 1867-1954




1913 March 28


James F. Fielder writes to Woodrow Wilson about the passage of the Jury Reform bill.


Wilson Papers, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, District of Columbia


Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924--Correspondence


My dear Mr. President

State of New JerseyExecutive DepartmentI am glad indeed to receive your letter of yesterday and to know that those of us who are in favor of real jury reform and proper constitutional convention bills can have your personal assistance. I am satisfied there are enough votes in the Assembly to pass the sort of a jury commission bill I have been urging, if the joint conference committee will report it. and I assiure you that no other kind of bill will become a law with my approval. I have already considered the possibility of a pspecial session and should the legislature adjourn without performing what I believe to be its duty on these two important subjects, it is my idea that an extra session should be called about May first, 1so that there shall be sufficient time between adjournmment and reconvening, for public meetings at which the peoples’ demand can emphatically be made known. In case such meetings are necessary, we would want your presence and I am glad to be assured that we can have it.

Not knowing whether you would desire me to make your letter public, I at once wired Mr Tumulty, requesting him to do so and have myself declined to give copies to the press. I do not yet know whether Mr. Tumulty has made your letter public and I shall not hand copies of this to the papers, leaving it to you to so use it if you desire.

James F Fielder

His Excellency,
Woodrow Wilson,

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Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924




Fielder, James F. (James Fairman), 1867-1954, “James F. Fielder to Woodrow Wilson,” 1913 March 28, WWP17625, First Year Wilson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.