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The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II

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Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 134,568 / 398 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.8
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 744
Added to site: 2005.11.07 11445

id that they would promptly be given to the reporters.

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"I shall not send another confidential message to the State Department," Page wrote to Colonel House, September 15, 1914; "it's too dangerous. Time and time again now the Department has leaked. Last week, I sent a dispatch and I said in the body of it, 'this is confidential and under no condition to be given out or made public, but to be regarded as inviolably secret.' The very next morning it was telegraphed from Washington to the London newspapers. Bryan telegraphed me that he was sure it didn't get out from the Department and that he now had so fixed it that there could be no leak. He's said that at least four times before. The Department swarms with newspaper men, I hear. But whether it does or not the leak continues. I have to go with my tail between my legs and apologize to Sir Edward Grey and to do myself that shame and to do my very best to keep his confidence--against these unnecessary odds. The only way to be saf



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