June 10, 1906
My dear Mr. President:
I am in receipt of the following telegram from General Greely:
"San Francisco, Calif., June 9, 1906
William H. Taft
Secretary of War
Had personal conference with Mayor to-day. He informed me that he has
assured Pacific Wrecking Company that the same police protection will be
afforded them as others. He further states that he informed them he could
not countenance importation or use of Coolie labor in San Francisco nor would
he favor competition of cheap foreign labor against American white labor.
He promises written answer speedily. Outside sources confirm morning paper
that Pacific Trades Council has forbidden its members to work on buildings
constructed on sites cleared or prepared by Asiatic labor.
If you have any wishes will endeavor to carry them out."
Very sincerely yours,
(signed) W.H. Taft