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TERRITORIAL QUESTIONS AND RELATIONS WITH NEW STATES MONTENEGRO-Continued

Date and number

1919 Jan. 8 (60)

Jan. 9 (61)

Jan. 9

Jan. 9

Jan. 10

Jan. 11

Jan. 13

Jan. 13 (208)

Jan. 14 (2538)

Jan. 24 (425)

1918 Nov. 16 (315)

Subject

The Ambassador in Italy (Page) to the Commission to Negoliate
Peace (tel.)

Three telegrams from Cattaro, January 6 and 7, concerning
the French-Serbian penetration to put down Montenegrin
revolution (texts printed).

The Ambassador in Italy (Page) to the Commission to Negotiate
Peace (tel.)

Telegram to the Italian Minister of Marine from Cattaro,
January 8, setting forth appeal from the insurgents (text
printed).

President Wilson to the Secretary of State

Suggestion that the Secretary point out to the Serbian representative at the Peace Conference the serious view which the United States takes of Serbia's actions in Montenegro.

President Wilson to King Nicholas I of Montenegro

Promise that interests of Montenegro will be given sympathetic consideration.

Manifesto of Certain Montenegrins Resident in France Directed
to the American Chargé in France (Bliss)

Protest against Serbia's actions; appeal that principle of free disposition of peoples be applied in all Jugoslav countries.

President Wilson to the Secretary of State

Request for advice as to the wisdom of giving King Nicholas an audience.

The Secretary of State to President Wilson

Belief that it would be unwise at the present time to have an interview with King Nicholas.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Commission to Negotiate
Peace (tel.)

Inquiry as to whether there are persons in Paris who could
be sent to Montenegro to investigate and report on situation
there.

The Ambassador in Italy (Page) to the Acting Secretary of State
(tel.)

Report concerning situation in Montenegro; fear that it
may soon become irremediable.

The Commission to Negotiate Peace to the Acting Secretary of
State (tel.)

Information that the military attaché at Rome has been
directed to send Captain James Bruce to observe conditions
in Montenegro.

ALBANIA

The Secretary of State to the British Chargé (Barclay)

Statement, in reply to British inquiry, that the U. S. Government is not contemplating any action regarding Albania pending the Peace Conference.

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TERRITORIAL QUESTIONS AND RELATIONS WITH NEW STATES

ALBANIA-Continued

1918 Nov. 19 (1292)

Dec. 20 (72)

1919 Jan. 9

1918 Nov. 18 (10241)

Nov. 21 (5652)

Dec. 2 (3236)

Dec. 13

Dec. 20

Subject

The British Chargé (Barclay) to the Secretary of State

Information that the British Government has stated to the Italian Government that it has no objections to the Albanians expressing their views on the future organization of Albania but that it trusts no action will be taken on these proposals pending the decision of the Peace Conference.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Commission to Negotiate
Peace (tel.)

Communication from the Italian Embassy enclosing a letter concerning the future of Albania addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by Albanian residents in Switzerland (texts printed).

The Embassy in France to the Commission to Negotiate Peace

Note from the Italian Embassy in France, December 30, 1918 (text printed), stating that an assembly of Albanians has voted the constitution of a provisional government and that the Italian Government has advised them that there is no reason to take action prior to the decisions of the Peace Conference concerning the political situation of Albania.

CZECHOSLOVAKIA

The Charge in Great Britain (Laughlin) to the Secretary of State
Note from the British Foreign Minister, November 13, to-
gether with a memorandum, November 4, setting forth some of
the difficulties involved in the consideration of the future
boundaries of the Czechoslovak state (texts printed).

The Swedish Minister (Ekengren) to the Secretary of State
Communication to the President of the United States from
the National Representation of German Bohemia, transmitted
through the Swedish Government, proclaiming the right of
German Bohemia to be a part of the German Republic and
protesting against oppression by Czech forces (text printed).
The Chargé in Denmark (Grant-Smith) to the Secretary of State
(tel.)

Activities of Czechoslovaks in districts of Hungary and
Bohemia as reported in the German and Danish press.

The Swedish Legation to the Department of State

Communication for President Wilson from the AustroGerman Government, transmitted through the Swedish Government (text printed), requesting that no decision be made as to the fate of Bohemia and Moravia except on the basis of a plebiscite.

The Czechoslovak Minister of Foreign Affairs (Benes) to the
Secretary of State

Objections to German-Austria's request for a plebiscite;
boundaries which it is suggested that the Allies fix temporarily,
leaving the final decision to the Peace Conference. Copy of
the reply of the French Government, December 19 (text
printed), to the request of the German-Austrian Government.

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TERRITORIAL QUESTIONS AND RELATIONS WITH NEW STATES CZECHOSLOVAKIA—Continued

Date and number

1918 Dec. 23

1919 Jan. 4

1918 Nov. 9 (133)

Nov. 10 [134]

Nov. 12 (139)

Nov. 13 (142)

Nov. 17 (1102)

Nov. 20 (5923)

Subject

The Swedish Minister (Ekengren) to the Acting Secretary of
State

Communication from the German-Austrian Government, transmitted by the Swedish Government, taking exception to the occupation of certain territory by the Czechoslovak forces.

(Transmitted simultaneously to all the Allies.)

The Secretary of State to the Czechoslovak Minister of Foreign
Affairs (Beneš)

Statement that the Foreign Minister's note of December 20,
1918, has been attentively read and forwarded to the Depart-
ment of State at Washington.

ROUMANIA

The Minister in Roumania (Vopicka) to the Secretary of State
(tel.)

Report of an audience with the King, in which the latter
expressed his gratitude for the Secretary's statement in favor
of union of all Roumanians who live in territory adjoining
Roumania, and his agreement to the Minister's suggestion
that Roumania enter the war; information that mobilization
of the army has been ordered. Telegram from the Queen
(text printed) expressing her gratitude for the Secretary's
statement.

The Minister in Roumania (Vopicka) to the Secretary of State
(tel.)

Two communications, one from the Roumanian Government, and one from the King, expressing gratification in regard to the attitude of the United States (texts printed).

The Minister in Roumania (Vopicka) to the Secretary of State
(tel.)

Report of an audience with the Queen in which she expressed
thanks to Americans and inquired concerning foodstuffs to
be sent by American Red Cross.

The Minister in Roumania (Vopicka) to the Secretary of State
(tel.)

Memorandum from the Roumanian Government setting forth reasons why Roumania is entitled to a realization of her claims (text printed).

The Roumanian Chargé (Lahovary) to the Secretary of State

Cablegram dated November 10 from the President of the
Council (text printed) giving information that German com-
mander has been notified that Roumania will use force if
Germans fail to comply with the order to evacuate Roumanian
territory within 24 hours.

The Ambassador in France (Sharp) to the Secretary of State
(tel.)

Joint telegram from the Allied Ministers at Jassy, November
10 (text printed), concerning Roumania's re-entry into the war.

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TERRITORIAL QUESTIONS AND RELATIONS WITH NEW STATES

ROUMANIA-Continued

1918 Nov. 22 (5975)

Nov. 24

Nov. 25 (6003)

Nov. 26 (6023)

Nov. 27 (6029)

Nov. 27 (6036)

Nov. 28 (3222)

Nov. 30

Dec. 2 (6)

Dec. 4 (6123)

Subject

The Ambassador in France (Sharp) to the Secretary of State
(tel.)

Joint telegram from the Allied Ministers at Jassy, November
17 (text printed), conveying request of Roumanian Govern-
ment that action be taken to stop German seizures of railway
rolling stock.

Queen Marie of Roumania to President Wilson (tel.)

Statement of gratitude for the help being given to Rouma-
nians by the American Red Cross.

The Ambassador in France (Sharp) to the Secretary of State
(tel.)

Joint telegram from the Allied Ministers at Jassy, Novem-
ber 21 (text printed), stating that the national committee of
Dobrudja has requested that action be taken to hasten the
departure of Bulgarian troops from Dobrudja.

The Ambassador in France (Sharp) to the Secretary of State
(tel.)

Joint telegram from the Allied Ministers at Jassy, Novem-
ber 20 (text printed), stating that the delegates of the National
Council of Transylvania have declared their intention to unite
with Roumania.

The Ambassador in France (Sharp) to the Secretary of State
(tel.)

Joint telegram from the Allied Ministers at Jassy, November
23 (text printed), conveying request of the Roumanian Govern-
ment that a mixed commission of Allied and Roumanian
officers oversee the retreat of the German troops in Transyl-
vania in order to prevent depredations.

The Ambassador in France (Sharp) to the Secretary of State
(tel.)

Joint telegram from Allied Ministers at Jassy, November
23, transmitting note of Roumanian Government concerning
Dobrudja (text printed), which states that Roumanian troops
have been ordered to cooperate with Allied troops in carrying
out armistice provisions relating to territory evacuated by the
enemy.

The Chargé in Denmark (Grant-Smith) to the Secretary of State
(tel.)

Advice that the Danish press reports that Roumania has
delivered an ultimatum to Hungary.

The Minister in Roumania (Vopicka) to the Secretary of State
(tel.)
Report of removal of the Roumanian Government to Bucha-
rest.

The Minister in Roumania (Vopicka) to the Secretary of State
(tel.)

Description of the celebration of the Roumanian Govern-
ment's return to Bucharest.

The Ambassador in France (Sharp) to the Acting Secretary of
State (tel.)

Joint telegram from the Allied Ministers at Jassy, November
24 (text printed), stating the attitude of the Roumanian
Government that Dobrudja is not debatable territory and that
Roumanian authorities should be reinstalled at once.

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TERRITORIAL QUESTIONS AND RELATIONS WITH NEW STATES

ROUMANIA-Continued

Date and number

1918 Dec. 6

Dec. 7

Dec. 9 (6579)

Dec. 11 (6234)

Dec. 12 (6244)

Dec. 12 (6258)

Dec. 14 (26)

Dec. 16 (6303)

Dec. 19 (6395)

Subject

President Wilson to Queen Marie of Roumania (tel.)
Assurances that Americans will always consider it a privilege
to be of assistance to the people of Roumania.

The Minister in Switzerland (Stovall) to Colonel E. M. House

Aide-mémoire from the Roumanian Legation in Switzerland (text printed) giving information concerning the proclamation of union with Roumania made by the delegates of the Roumanian provinces of Hungary and Transylvania in a meeting at Alba Julia on December 1.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France
(Sharp) (tel.)

Instructions to ascertain whether the new Roumanian
Government has declared war on Germany and how the French
Government views the matter.

The Ambassador in France (Sharp) to the Acting Secretary of
State (tel.)

Joint telegram from the Allied Ministers at Jassy, November
12 (text printed), explaining that all movements of Roumanian
forces ceased when so ordered by Marshal Foch, but that it is
necessary that they be used to maintain order in places where
anarchy threatens.

The Ambassador in France (Sharp) to the Acting Secretary of
State (tel.)

Information that M. Pichon states that the present Govern-
ment of Roumania cannot declare war on Germany and that
the new Government will not go into power until January,
but that he regards Roumania as an ally to all intents and

purposes.

The Ambassador in France (Sharp) to the Acting Secretary of
State (tel.)

Conversations with the Roumanian Ministers to France and to the United States, in which both declared that unless the Allies desired her to do so, Roumania would not declare war on Germany.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Commission to Negotiate
Peace (tel.)

Communication from Roumanian National Council, Vienna, December 9 (text printed), charging that the Serbs have prevented the return of the Roumanians of the Banat who attended the meeting at Alba Julia December 1, and requesting that another Entente army replace the Serbian army of occupation,

The Ambassador in France (Sharp) to the Acting Secretary of
State (tel.)

Joint telegram from the Allied Ministers at Jassy, December
12 (text printed), conveying the Foreign Minister's request
that the Governments send delegates to the European Com-
mission of the Danube at Galatz.

many.

The Ambassador in France (Sharp) to the Acting Secretary of
State (tel.)
Information that Roumania has not declared war on Ger-

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