Woodrow Wilson to Robert Lansing

Identifier

WWP25561

Description

President Wilson decides to go with the original plan of landing at Brest.

Source

Library of Congress, Woodrow Wilson Papers

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Contributor

Language

English

Provenance

Document scan was taken from Library of Congress microfilm reel of the Wilson Papers. WWPL volunteers transcribed the text.

Text

My dear Mr. Secretary:

You may have noticed the cable which came in yesterday from House advising that we take the Southern route and land at Marseilles. After conference with Daniels and the people of the Navy Department who know the areas of floating mines, etc. I am convinced that it would be wiser to keep to the original plan and land at Brest. Won't you be kind enough to have a cable sent to House to that effect?

Faithfully yours,

[Woodrow Wilson]



Hon. Robert Lansing,
Secretary of State

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/WWI1470.pdf

Collection

Citation

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Woodrow Wilson to Robert Lansing,” 1918 November 28, WWP25561, World War I Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.