President Wilson to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: Here is the Mexican statement recast in a way which I hope meets entirely the views you expressed yesterday.4

If it meets with your approval, will you not be kind enough to let Tumulty know by telephone so that he may release it for the afternoon papers? I rather led them to expect it yesterday when I saw them.

And will you not see that correct copies are sent (they can be sent plain in the circumstances) to our several representatives near the principal factional chiefs, so that this may serve as a direct and personal reminder.

Cordially and faithfully,

W. W.
  1. For the statement as issued, see Foreign Relations, 1915, p. 694.