Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre to Margaret Woodrow Wilson


Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre to Margaret Woodrow Wilson


Sayre, Jessie Woodrow Wilson, 1887-1933




1914 July 8


Jessie Wilson Sayre writes Margaret A. Wilson with news of her first pregnancy, with Francis B. Sayre, Jr.


Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Papers, University of California, Santa Barbara


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum


Wilson family


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum staff




Dearest Margaret, my darling sister,

     I have a wonderful Secret to tell you! There you have guessed it already, haven't you, and I needn't say any more? Only, little sister mine, it is such a sacred secret and so close to our hearts that we don't want any one else to know - just my most immediate family. But, dear me, I don't have to tell you that. Any way, you maybe an aunt, a really truly aunt, in February.

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I have to put all that in a separate division, and answer your letter which awaited us here in a distinctly different paragraph, though the two subjects are related. In short, these three days, when I would ordinarly be under the weather I must by the doctors orders stay in bed but on Saturday or Sunday I will without fail start hunting. We have to walk every where here and probably on Sunday on our way back from church will slip in and see your lady, and we'll do our best. The is near Mrs. Beauvais and if we must negotiate with her of course we can't disguise our selves but we'll be as New England-y and close as we can be.
     Please come, dear, as soon as you can. We want you and we love you so and miss you more than we can say. We have to leave on August 24th to move out of our house, so haste then, love. I don't know when I'll be down in Washington again, you see!
     I wanted to tell you personally, by word of mouth, but if the family will stay away they must learn things in this unsatisfactory way.
     With dearest love from Frank and your
devoted sister,


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Wilson, Margaret Woodrow, 1886-1944




Sayre, Jessie Woodrow Wilson, 1887-1933, “Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre to Margaret Woodrow Wilson,” 1914 July 8, WWP19582, Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Collection at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.