Woodrow Wilson Papers

The Secretary of the Treasury ( McAdoo ) to President Wilson

Dear Mr. President: Here is a letter from your very devoted admirer, Hon. William McAdoo, of New York.26 I pass it along to you for what it may be worth. Unless your mind is already made up, it seems to me that on the whole Mr. Root is well worth considering. I know the disadvantages, but, on the other hand, the personnel of the commission as a whole might outweigh these disadvantages.

Affectionately yours,

W. G. McAdoo
  1. Letter of Nov. 21, 1918 (not printed), suggesting the appointment of Elihu Root to the Commission to Negotiate Peace.