File No. 814.48/9a
President Wilson to President Cabrera
Washington, December 28, 1917.
In the great affliction with which you are now visited let me express on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of the United States, the fullest measure of sympathy. If there is any way in which we can be of assistance to you in your trouble or in which we may alleviate some of the sorrow and suffering you will experience because of the calamity, we stand ready to do so. Until it is possible to render some material assistance pray convey to the people of your country the sympathy which we feel for them in the circumstances, a sympathy more profound by reason of the proximities of our countries and the relation of our people with yours.