The Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives (Flood), to the Counselor for the Department of State (Lansing)

Dear Mr. Lansing: In pursuance of our conversation of some time ago, in reference to a resolution introduced by Representative Burgess, of Texas, I am enclosing a copy of the resolution for your inspection. I would be glad if you would let me know whether you think it advisable to report this resolution.

Very truly yours,

H. D. Flood
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House Concurrent Resolution 48, Submitted September 16, 1914, Sixty-third Congress, Second Session

Whereas feeling is liable to increase on behalf of one or the other belligerents in the European war; and

Whereas it is reported that American citizens in Europe are drilling for the purpose of joining one or the other belligerents; and

Whereas the results of such action and many other unforeseen conditions may arise which might tend to endanger the neutrality which the President has requested every citizen to help maintain: Therefore be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Congress of the United States call the attention of the American people to the necessity of the greatest precaution and conscientiousness on the part of every citizen, and especially the press, by conduct, word, and act, to cooperate with and support the Government in maintaining the strictest neutrality as long as the war continues.