President Wilson to the Acting Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Lansing: I am so afraid of getting the delicate and difficult questions arising in connection with our neutrality confused or mishandled in any way that I am going to ask if you will not have a conference with Secretary McAdoo and with Secretary Daniels to effect very definite arrangements for cooperation between the three departments in these matters. I think we cannot be too careful in these things and I believe that these three departments ought to keep in systematic touch with one another.

I know that you will be willing to do this.

Faithfully yours,

Woodrow Wilson