The Secretary of State to President Wilson

My Dear Mr. President: As I informed you yesterday by telephone Viscount Ishii intends to leave Washington on Thursday, the 27th, and I am very anxious before he goes to submit to him a formula for a note relative to the “Open Door” policy.

I enclose memoranda of two interviews I have had with him on the subject—one dated September 6th and the other September 22d.3 These memoranda will explain the reason for the draft note to him which I enclose.4

I hope that you can return these papers to me with your views in order that I may submit a draft to him tomorrow—(Wednesday).

Faithfully yours,

Robert Lansing
  1. Supra.
  2. Not printed.