President Wilson to the Acting Secretary of State
My Dear Polk : I must admit that I do not see where we can get any money to pay these expenses after the 30th of June next, but until then I am willing to pay out of the fund for National Security and Defence the necessary amounts for the actual maintenance of our American railway corps in Siberia. I understand from the enclosed letter that the present need is for $117,000 dollars. I hope that you will use this letter as an authorization for that amount and will keep me in touch with these things from month to month.
Cordially and sincerely yours,