Notes on Conversation with John Lind


Notes on Conversation with John Lind


Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924




1914 January 2


Woodrow Wilson records points of his conversation with John Lind.


Wilson Papers, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, District of Columbia


Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924--Correspondence


[Transcription made under the direction of RS Baker.]

1 [Lind - WW. meeting Jan 2/1914] Mexico

Notes from conversation with Lind:

1. Urge that operations be pressed forward with as much energy as possible, pointing out the possibilities on the agricultural condition of the country which might ensue unless something is certain before March or April. Also natural ambition of European nations and drsprtion disposition (?) of the cientificos to bring on intervention, etc.

2. Warn them against isolating Mexico City by cutting railroad between that city and the coast. The pressure that would certainly ensue to defend the embassies and intervene to prevent desperate (cases (courses in Mexico City. What the revolutionists must understand if the United States should find it necessary to send marines to Mexico City is t f or v small contingencies from the various nations.

3. Suggestions in Linds dispatch under date of June ? 8th. See latter part of message especially.
Method of taking gunboat at Tampico and method of planning it. Suggest that they buy gunboat from the Cubans fsmb. With gunboat they could take Vera Cruz.

4. Employ German or Scandinavian artillerists? to wr the field guns, etc.

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Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Notes on Conversation with John Lind,” 1914 January 2, WWP18260, First Year Wilson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.