The Secretary of State to President Harding

My Dear Mr. President: I assumed in our interview yesterday that I was to await further word from you with respect to our participation in the proposed inquiry into the atrocities in Anatolia. I write you merely to be sure that there is no misunderstanding. Of [Page 922] course, I do not wish to ask for any decision until you have had an opportunity to give the matter mature consideration.

Faithfully yours,

Charles E. Hughes