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.

In haste,
Cordially and sincerely yours,

Woodrow Wilson