President Wilson to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: Hurley is quite right in what he says and advises in this message.18 I am sorry to say that I did not see what [Page 644] was involved with regard to our shipping in the plan House sent us about the food administration and which we approved. Will you not be kind enough to have a message sent to Hurley this evening (so that he may receive it early to-morrow morning) expressing my agreement with him in this particular and asking him to confer with and explain to Mr. House, saying that this was an aspect of the arrangement which I had not taken in?

Faithfully Yours,

W[oodrow] W[ilson]
  1. Mr. Hurley’s telegram No. 2, for the President, received Nov. 30, 1918, p. 642.