Telegram to President Wilson Conceding the Presidential Election
Lakewood, N.J., Nov. 22, 1916.
The White House, Washington, D.C.
Because of the closeness of the vote I have awaited the official count in California and now that it has been virtually completed, permit me to extend to you my congratulations upon your reelection. I desire also to express my best wishes for a most successful administration.
CHARLES E. HUGHES
Source: "Hughes in Message Felicitates Wilson, Belated Telegram Goes to the White House When Count Proves California Lost," New York Times, November 23, 1916, p. 1.
Charles E. Hughes, Telegram to President Wilson Conceding the Presidential Election Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/345972