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Woodrow Wilson
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Woodrow Wilson


The following letter from President Wilson to Edith Bolling Galt was written just over two months before they were married.

[The White House] Sunday,
9:10 A.M., 3 Oct., 1915

My precious Darling,

I cannot express in written words, either, the happiness you gave me last night. How unspeakably lovely and delightful you are, and how altogether satisfying --
The more we are together the more I love you, the more I need to have you always with me, and the more inadequate written words become to speak my heart to you, -- the more impatient I grow of the pen, the more eager to whisper the love that floods my heart into my Darling's lips as I hold her close in my arms. And yet the more necessary does it become to relieve my heart with some message of love, even if it be only written. Please go to ride with us this evening, precious little girl, so that I can whisper something in your ear -- something of my happiness and love, and accept this, in the meantime, as a piece out of my very heart, which is all yours but cannot be sent as I wish to send it by letter. It has to be presented in person. I cannot express in written words, either, the happiness you gave me last night. How unspeakably lovely and delightful you are, and how altogether satisfying -- and how empty and lonely the house is without you. You carry away its light and its home-likeness whenever you leave it. It seems to yearn for you as I do. I love, love, love you.

Your own


Woodrow

[The above letter is reproduced exactly as written and was obtained through the archives at the Library of Congress]


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