President Wilson to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: My interest in the Armenians is profound and my sympathy for them really poignant, and I hope that you will through the proper channels reply to the enclosed that in every way we will do what we can.

Cordially and sincerely yours,

Woodrow Wilson

Signor Luigi Luzzatti to President Wilson

At a meeting held on Sunday evening at Rome on the initiative of authorized representatives of the Armenian nation, presided over by Deputy Luigi Luzzatti, Minister of State, and attended by Deputy Meda, Minister of Finance, Deputy Borsarelli, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Deputy Indri, Under-Secretary of State for Finance, Deputy Teso, Under-Secretary for the Navy, Count de Martino, Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Senator Bodio, Deputy Cesaro, Chairman of Italian Committee on Armenian independence, Deputy Area, Sir Mark Sykes, M. P., and a large number of other prominent politicians, professors and publicists, resolutions were passed to the effect that Armenia in consideration of the past and present martyrdom, and military aid spontaneously lent to allied cause, as proved by official testimony, of the part taken throughout history by the element of civilization, be at once constituted into a free and independent State. All agree that Armenia is destined to become one of the jewels of society of nations the advanced sentinel of civilization in the East. The meeting also resolved to apply to the President of the United States of America, the creator of freedom of nations and to the most worthy heads of the Governments of France, England and Italy; Clemenceau, Lloyd George, Orlando for the immediate recognition of Armenian national delegation headed by Nubar as a government by the same titles and in the same manner as the Polish, Czech, [Yugo-]Slav Governments have been recognized. The meeting unanimously takes the liberty of cautioning Allied Governments against Turkey whose domination over Christian peoples is a standing menace to the civilization and peace of the world.

Luigi Luzzatti