28th President. Typed letter signed (TLS) “Woodrow Wilson” AS PRESIDENT, June 3, 1918, The White House Washington stationery, 7×9, to Robert C. Mason in Richmond, Virginia, in full:
It was Mrs. Wilson and not I who chose the name GUNSTAN HALL for the ship about to be built at Alexandria, and I know that I can speak for her and say that she did it with a great deal of pleasure, being just as glad as I would have been to honor indirectly the distinguished name of George Mason.
May I not express my warm appreciation of your kind letter of the first of June?
The letter is not without some faults. Overall staining, punch holes to left side, ink spreading to signature.
This is an historic Wilson letter which has been reproduced in several books about Wilson and George Mason.
Gunston Hall is an 18th-century Georgian mansion near the Potomac River in Mason Neck, Virginia, United States. Built between 1755 and 1759 as the main residence and headquarters of a 5,500-acre (22 km²) plantation, the house was the home of the United States Founding Father George Mason. The home is located not far from George Washington’s home.