President Woodrow Wilson to Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels
THE WHITE HOUSE
Confidential. 2 July, 1917
My dear Mr. Secretary:
Here is a suggestion communicated to me by Tumulty from Mr. Arthur Pollen, which I think is worth acting upon. As you and I agreed the other day, the British Admiralty had done absolutely nothing constructive in the use of their navy and I think it is time we were making and insisting upon plans of our own, even if we render some of the more conservative of our own naval advisers uncomfortable. What do you think?
Cordially and faithfully yours,
Source Note: TLS, DLC-MSS, Josephus Daniels Papers, Spec. Corresp., Roll 65. Addressed below close: “enc./Hon. Josephus Daniels,/Secretary of the Navy.”