On April 4th Newton D. Baker, U.S. Secretary of War, met with the Philippine Independence mission on behalf of President Woodrow Wilson. He communicated empty promises that the Philippine Islands would soon be made an independent people.
Editors. "Philippines demand independence". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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