President Wilson to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: Thank you for letting me see these papers.5 I am entirely open to anything that events may open to us, even the recognition of Carranza if he should develop the necessary influence and begin to bring real order out of chaos. But I think our statement ought to precipitate things (in the chemical sense) and open up either this or some other channel of action.

Faithfully yours,

W. W.
  1. The papers referred to cannot be identified.