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Response to a Congratulatory Message from William F. McCombs

November 05, 1912

William F. McCombs, Democratic National Committee, New York:

I deeply appreciate your telegram and wish to extend to you and the members of the Campaign Committee my warm congratulations on the part you have played in the organization and conduct of a campaign fought out upon essential issues. A great cause has triumphed. Every Democrat, every true progressive of whatever alliance, must now lend his full force and enthusiasm to the fulfillment of the people's hopes, the establishment of the people's rights, so that justice and progress may go hand in hand.


Note: Here is the telegram from Mr. McCombs to which the Governor replied:

"My warmest congratulations to you, our next President. You have won a splendid and significant victory. At this hour you appear to have received the largest Electoral vote ever given to a Presidential candidate. The indications are that your Administration will be supported by a Congress Democratic in both branches.


This telegram was received by the Governor at 10:30 o'clock.

Source: "The President-Elect Responds to Victory, a Great Cause Has Triumphed, He Says, and People's Hopes Should be Fulfilled," New York Times, November 6, 1912, p. 6.

Woodrow Wilson, Response to a Congratulatory Message from William F. McCombs Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/345974

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