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President Wilson to the Secretary of State

I do not see why Villa’s arbitrary actions should in any way interfere with the success of the conference now being held. The object of that conference is to advise as to the best methods of handling just such matters after a plan has been agreed upon by which the various leaders are to be informed of what they are to expect from the United States and what it will be possible and impossible for them to accomplish if they resist the purposes expressed by the conference.

Woodrow Wilson