President Wilson to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: What do you think about this?5 To have anything at all to do with it is certainly to play with fire and to risk incurring the suspicion of every state in Latin America; and yet, if the man is sincere, what he purposes (always provided his programme does in all good faith include a free and constitutional election) must of necessity claim our sympathy.

Faithfully yours,

W. W.
  1. Projected revolution of Alfredo Volio; see Foreign Relations, 1917, p. 348.