Woodrow Wilson to Robert Lansing

Identifier

WWP25517

Description

Send word to Colonel House that the Kaiser should not be allowed to interfere in the peace.

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

CONFIDENTIAL

My dear Mr. Secretary:

If your judgment agrees with mine, in this matter, will you not be kind enough to send the following message to Mr. House?

“Referring to your No. 121, it is my own feeling that there are many serious disadvantages in having the Kaiser so near his own former kingdom and so near also to the centers of intrigue. I am at a loss to suggest what course ought to be taken, but I think that Holland will find him an exceedingly inconvenient and even dangerous guest.”

Cordially and sincerely yours,
[Woodrow Wilson]


Hon. Robert Lansing
Secretary of State

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/WWI1439.pdf

Collection

Citation

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Woodrow Wilson to Robert Lansing,” 1918 November 20, WWP25517, World War I Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.