LINDLEY M. GARRISON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/25/1913 - HFSID 291662
Sale Price $252.00
LINDLEY M. GARRISON
The newly appointed Secretary of War thanks a Philadelphian for "inspiring" addresses to President Wilson.
Typed Letter signed: "Lindley M. Garrison" as Secretary of War, 1 page, 5¾x9¼. Washington, D.C., 1913 March 25. On official letterhead to Edward Porter, Esquire, Philadelphia. In full: "I thank you sincerely for your good wishes. I have read with the greatest interest and pleasure your two addresses to President Wilson. They are most inspiring. With kind regards, believe me, very sincerely yours". Lindley M. Garrison (1864-1932), a lawyer, was Vice-Chancellor of New Jersey from 1904 to 1913. In that capacity he came to the attention of Woodrow Wilson after Wilson won the Governorship in 1910. When Wilson became President two years later, Garrison joined his Cabinet as Secretary of War (1913-1916). Wilson and Garrison had policy differences, however, Garrison supporting a more extensive pre-war military buildup than the President was ready to support. Caught in the middle between those opposed to his plans to increase the US Army, and those who felt he was not going far enough, Garrison left the Cabinet in February 1916. Mailing fold through center. Lightly worn. Pencil note (unknown hand) at lower right corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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