PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/18/1920 - HFSID 257257
PRESIDENT WILSON HOPES THE WORK OF THE COUNCIL OF CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN AMERICA "WILL RESULT IN THE BEST THINGS FOR THE CHURCHES, FOR THE NATION, AND FOR THE WORLD" WOODROW WILSON. Typed Letter Signed: "Woodrow Wilson" as President, 1p, 7x8¾.
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PRESIDENT WILSON HOPES THE WORK OF THE COUNCIL OF CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN AMERICA "WILL RESULT IN THE BEST THINGS FOR THE CHURCHES, FOR THE NATION, AND FOR THE WORLD"
WOODROW WILSON. Typed Letter Signed: "Woodrow Wilson" as President, 1p, 7x8¾. The White House, Washington, 1920 November 18. To the Rev. Dr. Charles S. Macfarland, Washington, D.C. In full: "I wish most unaffectedly that there was some likelihood of my being able to attend the Quadrennial Meeting of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, which is being planned to be held in Ford Hall, Boston, in December, and I am sure you will understand that it will not be. I hope that you will convey to the meeting in my name the most cordial greeting and an expression of the most confident hope that the work of the Council will result in the best things for the churches, for the nation, and for the world." President Wilson had suffered paralytic strokes in September and October 1919 and was in no condition to travel to Boston. Wilson was well acquainted with the Church. His father was Reverend Joseph Ruggles Wilson. His mother, English-born Janet (Jessie) Woodrow Wilson, was the daughter of the Reverend Thomas Woodrow, who emigrated to America from Scotland when his daughter was ten. President Wilson was named for his maternal grandfather; his name at birth was Thomas Woodrow Wilson. Wilson's first wife was Ellen Axson, daughter of Reverend Samuel Axson, granddaughter of Reverend Nathan Hoyt. It was said that President Wilson had the "aura of a member of a hereditary priesthood" when he spoke. He was, in fact, the first President to personally deliver his State of the Union address before Congress, now an annual occurrence. Wilson died in 1924 and is buried, appropriately, in the National Cathedral in Washington. Lightly creased and soiled. Overall, fine condition.
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