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#40 - Woodrow Wilson Typed Letter Signed Estimate: $600+

President Wilson writes to Texas Congressman John Nance Garner, recognizing him "as a loyal servant of your state and of the country"

World War I-dated TLS as president, three pages, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, May 10, 1917. Letter to Texan Congressman and future Vice President John Nance Garner, in full: "Your letter of today has given me a good deal of distress, for two reasons: In the first place, because of the feeling you evidently have that the services, the most loyal and active and constant services, you have rendered the administration in Congress have not been appreciated at their true value, or, rather, have not been in any public way recognized. I can assure you that that impression on your part is entirely unfounded. I have kept in close touch, as you know, with what was going on in Congress and I have valued your assistance all the more highly because you were giving it in circumstances of personal discouragement and without the slightest expectation of any other recognition than the enhanced reputation you were gaining, and worthily gaining, as a loyal servant of your state and of the country.

In the second place, I must protest very earnestly against the construction you place upon the selection of the gentleman from Tennessee for the Boundary Commission. He has been urged upon the Secretary of State by many other persons than the Senator to whom you allude, and I think the Secretary of State would be incapable as I am sure you know I would be of making any such appointment for purely political reasons.

I must admit that I have not been able to pay as much personal attention to appointments of any kind during the last few months as I formerly endeavored to pay, for reasons which I am sure you will be obvious to you, but I have known enough of this particular case to be able to exonerate the Secretary of State absolutely.

I wish, my dear Mr. Garner, that you could know what is really in my mind and heart in all matters of this sort. I am sure that if you did, you would not feel that there has been any lack of appreciation or of genuine admiration for the course you have pursued." In very good to fine condition, with light staining and soiling, and irregular trimming to the lower right edge of the last page.

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