Woodrow Wilson to Shosuke Sato
It is delightful to know that you are in this country. Your very generous letter of January ninth, which I find awaiting me on my return from the South, brings back many delightful memories of our University days together. It was most generous of you to accompany the letter by the beautiful gifts which your kindness prompted you to send. These I deeply appreciate.
I hope most sincerely that your stay in the United States may be in every way enjoyable and that it may be possible for me to catch a glimpse of you before you return to Japan. It is a matter of peculiar gratification to me to have warm friends like yourself in a country which I so much admire and for which I am sure the vast majority of the people of the United States entertain so warm a feeling of friendship. I am glad, too, that you should have been honored by the appointment which you are now filling. I feel confident that it will be fruitful of very happy results.
Dr. Shosuke Sato,
co University of Virginia,