812.00/15714a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to President Wilson

Held a two-hour’s session with the six diplomats and Mr. Fuller in regard to Mexico. There was manifested unanimous feeling of gratification that this informal conference had been called, as indicating the attitude of the Government toward Pan-Americanism. We [Page 543] made decided progress toward an agreement as to identical views in regard to the character of government which should be recognized. The conference adjourned until tomorrow afternoon. I believe that a definite and practical plan will result. Of course I shall agree to nothing nor take a definite attitude without fully consulting you. As, however, the meeting tomorrow will be a continuance of the preliminary discussion, I can see no reason for your immediate return to Washington. I will telegraph you if I should think it necessary or essential that you should be here.

Robert Lansing