Woodrow Wilson to Mary Allen Hulbert Peck


Woodrow Wilson to Mary Allen Hulbert Peck


Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924




1914 February 8


Woodrow Wilson writes to Mary Allen Hulbert Peck about her upcoming trip.


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


Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924--Correspondence




Dearest Friend

How fine about the trip, — for everybody except Allen, Mr. Wallace, and the friends who will miss you while you are away, — so far away! I congratulate you with all my heart, and wish you the most refreshing and interesting experience possible! How I envy you! And how human it is to wish most of all for the things that are impossible! I never longed so much to get out of this jurisdiction as I have since I knew that I was bound by every sort of obligation to remain within it! This trip will be a proper dessert after the happy winter you have had with Allen in the little apartment; which I fancy I can see, because I know so well what your taste can do and always does with any nest you make for yourself and for those you love and take care of. I am sure I could tell who lived there, if I were to stumble upon it and not know where I was. What will Allen do while you are away? Camp there all by himself? It is so delightful to be told in so many words, and such confident words, that this has been the happiest winter of your life. I instinctively knew that it was proving sol from the whole tone and contents of your letters, and, as I have said so often, it gave us all so comfortable and reassured a state of mind about you. And now it is to be crowned by this interesting journey in delightful company! Hurrah!I am enclosing such a letter as I hope will be serviceable to you should there be any occasion to make use of it. But please take such care of yourself as will make it unnecessary to fall back on anything of the kind!There is no news about ourselves since I wrote last. We are well, are all overworked, but all go cheerfully to our tasks every day, and think gratefully of the friends who think of us and love us. I will try to send you another line before you sail.

With renewed congratulations and with affectionate best wishes from us all,

Your devoted friend,
Woodrow Wilson

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Hulbert, Mary Allen, 1862-1939





Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Woodrow Wilson to Mary Allen Hulbert Peck,” 1914 February 8, WWP18341, First Year Wilson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.