William J. Stone to Woodrow Wilson
My dear Mr. President
You have again endeared yourself to me by your note of today, so full of generous compliment. You may well believe that I feel deeply my inability to be present when you sign the currency bill. I cannot but believe that in a little while the finances of the country will adjust themselves to the new program, and that the retarded business energies of the country will find the support necessary to sound and speedy progressive movement. If we are not mistaken in our hopes in this behalf, then we have entered upon a career of constructive achievements that will mark this administration as one of the greatest and most successful in all American history. I heartily congratulate you and the country that under your wise leadership this Congress has been able to do so much in so short a time.
I suppose you will be hurrying away at once to find rest and recreation down in the faroff Southland, where the magnolias are in bloom.
Wm. J. Stone