The Secretary of State to President Wilson

My Dear Mr. President: You are perfectly right in what you stated to me over the telephone in regard to the message from London which I handed you this morning.37 It is undoubtedly the expression of the Ambassador.

. . . I am relieved to find that it is not the expression of Colonel House, as I was unable to see any consistency between this dispatch and the dispatches which he had been sending previously.

I am enclosing herewith a memorandum of the conversation which I had yesterday noon with the German Ambassador.38

Faithfully yours,

Robert Lansing