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


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August 9, 1916

My dear Mr. Secretary:

Thank you sincerely for your letter of August fifth. I think you are entirely right in your judgement about a special investigation at this time into the things underlying the controversy between the men and the railroads. I think such a special inquiry would be a very great mistake at this time, and the reasons you give are certainly entirely convincing to me.

I am glad that you have a department man on the spot watching the course of things, and I sincerely hope you will let me know the moment it seems wise for me to do anything in the matter.


Cordially and sincerely yours,

Woodrow Wilson