Colonel House to Arthur James Balfour
Edward House to Arthur Balfour.
The President has composed an answer to the Pope's peace overture and will probably send it within a few days.
It will serve, I think, to unite Russia and add to the confusion in Germany.
If the Allied governments could accept it as their answer to the Pope it would, in my opinion, strengthen their cause throughout the world. If the United States are to put forth their maximum effort, there must be a united people, and the President has struck the note necessary to make this possible.