U.S. At War: The Long Day

Mrs. Roosevelt, as guest of honor, arrived at the Sulgrave Club tea for the benefit of Washington's children's clinics "with a very light heart." She had heard from Warm Springs that the President had eaten a good breakfast and was feeling fine. The anxiety which she had borne so long was eased a little that afternoon.

She sat down next to Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. Soon afterwards, she was told that she was wanted on the telephone.

Mrs. Roosevelt rose and left the room. She returned after a few moments to apologize for leaving "in this way," and rode back to the White House....

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