File No. 763.72/3723

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Cuba ( Gonzales )


Your April 7, 10 p.m. has been considered by the President, who is sending direct the following message to the President of Cuba:

I am greatly impressed by the unanimity with which the Cuban people through their constituted Congress have unhesitatingly cast in their lot with the nations of the world who are championing the rights and liberties, not alone of neutrals, but of all mankind. We rejoice, Cuba having gained the prize of self-government through [Page 251] sacrifice and blood is in a position to appraise, as all regenerated peoples do, the worth of that prize, and stands ready to aid in confirming its existence for the welfare of mankind. Woodrow Wilson.