The Acting Secretary of State to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations ( Hitchcock )
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of January 20th, enclosing a copy of Senate Resolution No. 361, introduced by Senator Knox, and inviting suggestions from me as to the wisdom of adopting the resolution.
After mature consideration I am very strongly of the opinion that it would be inadvisable to confine the purposes of the United States in the Peace Conference in the manner suggested by this resolution.
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