Woodrow Wilson to Sir Cecil Spring-Rice
May I not express to you the gratification with which I received from your hands yesterday the illuminated address from the Council of the City of Carlisle which they were kind enough to send me through you? I have so often heard my mother speak of her childhood days in Carlisle that I feel as if I, myself, had a sort of affectionate association with the place. It gives me the greatest pleasure that the representatives of the city should have thought of me in this way and of my connections with the city, and I beg that you will convey to them my heartfelt thanks. I hope that someday it may be my privilege to visit Carlisle again and once more renew what seemed to me all but memories of the place.With much appreciation of your own kindness.
Cordially and sincerely yours,
Sir Cecil SpringRice,