Franklin D. Roosevelt to Winston Churchill (September 11, 1939)
My dear Churchill:-
It is because you and I occupied similar positions in the World War that I want you to know how glad I am that you are back again in the Admiralty. Your problems are, I realize, complicated by new factors but the essential is not very different. What I want you and the prime minister to know is that I shall at all times welcome it if you will keep me in touch personally with anything you want me to know about. You can always send sealed letters through your pouch or my pouch.
I am glad you did the Marlboro volumes before this thing started -- and I much enjoyed reading them.
With my sincere regards,
The Right Honorable
Winston Churchill, P.C., C.H.,
First Lord of the Admiralty,