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Letters from the President, Woodrow Wilson — to the Secretary of Labor, W.B. Wilson



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December 20, 1920

My dear Mr. Secretary:

I, of course, appreciate the considerations which led you to urge the extent ion of clemency to Debs, but I am sorry that my judgment differs from yours in the matter and that I do not deem it wise to pardon him. I always differ from you with hesitation and regret, greatly trusting your judgment as I always do.

Cordially and sincerely yours,

Woodrow Wilson