Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre to Margaret Woodrow Wilson


Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre to Margaret Woodrow Wilson


Sayre, Jessie Woodrow Wilson, 1887-1933




1919 January 30


Jessie Wilson Sayre writes Margaret A. Wilson with news of her pregnancy with Woodrow Wilson Sayre.


Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Papers, University of California, Santa Barbara


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum


Wilson family


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum staff




Darling Margaret,

     I had hoped that when you next heard from the Sayre family you would have news also of it's latest and newest member, but alas no. Here have I been three weeks and more - but no sign or symptom of the coming arrival. I am happy and comfortable enough but I miss the children and Frank as the dry land in a drought.
     Mrs. Pickett sent me your letter which arrived yesterday. I loved it, darling, and how I wish I could have been on that hillside and heard you, bless your angel heart! You dear, dear, sister of mine!
     Here the soldiers are arriving. The first ship allowed to land in Philadelphia arrives today and there are to be big doings. Our beautiful Mayor Smith has refused to clean up the town and he and Baker and Daniels have had a running fight for some time. Hence no ships because the boys would not be adequately protected. Now a military police of 500 has been instituted, and the ships are to come in. There has been a wave of crime through the city, anarchistic posters threatening to blow us all up if any anarchists are deported, a maniac loose on the street killing three people and wounding many more - indeed quiet Philadelphia is not without it's excitements But my excitement refuses to come off! I am sleeping now at the hospital and spending my days here and working two hours every morning at the Nat'l League for Woman's Service, typewriting etc. I had to have some regular duty to do. I got desperately tired of my enforced holiday as it prolonged itself.
     All join me in dearest, dearest, love, sweet little Margaret mine,



Jan. 30, 1919.

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Wilson, Margaret Woodrow, 1886-1944




Sayre, Jessie Woodrow Wilson, 1887-1933, “Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre to Margaret Woodrow Wilson,” 1919 January 30, WWP19591, Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Collection at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.