The Acting Secretary of State to President Wilson

Dear Mr. President: I enclose for your perusal an article which appears in the pro-German publication, The Fatherland, of October 28, 1914.9 It is called forth by the recent public statement in regard to “Neutrality and Trade in Contraband,” which you will recall was approved by you before being issued (copy enclosed).10

Very sincerely yours,

Robert Lansing