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    "We will indeed now pull all together for the ratification of the . . . League of Nations"

    Woodrow Wilson Typed Letter Signed as president on White House stationery concerning the U.S. peace treaty ratification following World War I. One page, 7" x 8.75", Washington, July 12, 1919. This letter was written to Martin F. Ansel, a former governor of South Carolina, as Wilson tried to garner support for the ratification of the Peace Treaty and membership in the League of Nations. The letter reads, "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."

    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. Following the German surrender, President Wilson proposed the Fourteen Points peace plan, which included the League of Nations as its centerpiece. Although forty-two nations were founding members of the League, opposition in the U.S. Senate kept the United States from joining. Three months after signing this letter, Wilson suffered a stroke which left him incapacitated during the final two years of his term. Toned with one central fold.


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