July 26, 1918
My dear Mr. Secretary:
Senator Thomas of Colorado came in to me yesterday very deeply concerned about labor matters and brought me, among other things, these enclosures which of course represent a most unwarranted action and position on the part of H. W. Brown, who is trying by quotation from me to dragoon men into joining his organization. I would be very much obliged if you tell me if anything occurs to you that it would be wise to do.
The Senator was under the impression that the labor situation in the country was growing worse and the number of strikes multiplying. Is that your own impression?
Cordially and sincerely yours,