Paris Peace Conf. 860c.20/4

President Wilson to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: Is there not in Paris some representative of the Polish Committee with whom you could have a frank talk about this?16 It is clearly out of the question to allow Poles to be enlisted in the United States to fight against peoples with whom the United States is at peace and whose affairs the United States is trying to compose, but I think the representatives of the Poles should be told this before we take official action.

Cordially and sincerely yours,

Woodrow Wilson
  1. See Secretary Lansing’s note of Jan. 6, 1919, to President Wilson, p. 425.