Telegram to President Roosevelt Conceding the Presidential Election
Congratulations on your re-election as President of the United States. I know that we are both gratified that so many American citizens participated in this election. I wish you all personal health and happiness. Cordially,
Wendell L. Willkie
Source: "Willkie Telegram, President and His Rival Exchange Messages on the Election," New York Times, November 7, 1940, p. 1.
Wendell Willkie, Telegram to President Roosevelt Conceding the Presidential Election Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/345970