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    Woodrow Wilson: A superlative White House letter: "We will indeed now pull ail together for the ratification of the Peace Treaty and the League of Nations...". Typed Letter Signed, one page, measuring 7" x 8.75". Fine condition, on White House letterhead, and dated July 12, 1919, during the battle for ratification of the League charter.

    Twenty-eighth President (1913-1921). Wilson was President of Princeton University and Governor of New Jersey prior to his 1912 Presidential election, in which he defeated Taft and Roosevelt. A Progressive, he decided to enter World War I because of Germany's continued aggression. He proposed the Fourteen Points peace plan, but his League of Nations was defeated. A stroke left him incapacitated the last two years of his term.

    The letter reads: "My dear Mr. Ansel:-- It was very gratifying to get your friendly letter of July 9th, and I thank you for it with all my heart. We will indeed now pull all together for the ratification of the Peace Treaty and the League of Nations, and I think the pull will be irresistible. Cordially and sincerely yours, (signed) Woodrow Wilson." Obviously Wilson's political crystal ball had developed a crack! Tremendous content regarding what became the dominant passion of Wilson's life. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.


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