The Secretary of State to President Wilson

Dear Mr. President: I enclose a copy of the English note80 we have received in reply to ours of March 30th. It was intended to have this note published simultaneously in England and the United States Wednesday morning, but last night I received a telegram from Mr. Page,81 saying that Sir Edward Grey would have ready within a week another note dealing with the practical questions relating to shipping, and he therefore requested that publication be delayed until the latter note had been delivered.

Faithfully yours,

Robert Lansing