January 20, 1941

Dear Churchill

Wendell Wilkie will give you this—He is truly helping to keep politics out over here.

I think this verse applies to you people as it does to us:

“Sail on, Oh Ship of State!

Sail on, Oh Union strong and great.

Humanity with all its fears

With all the hope of future years

Is hanging breathless on thy fate.”

As ever yours

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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