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TERRITORIAL QUESTIONS AND RELATIONS WITH NEW STATES
Belgium and LUXEMBURG-Continued

Date and number

1918 Nov. 28 (158)

Dec. 7 (162)

Dec. 9

Dec. 15 (164)

1919 Jan. 4 (69)

Jan. 9 (83)

Jan. 11 (Lux. 12)

1918 Nov. 12 (1486)

Nov. 25 (3213)

Subject

The Minister in Belgium (Whitlock) to the Secretary of State
(tel.)

Statement by a deputy from Luxemburg that enlightened
opinion there favors an arrangement looking to possible re-
union with Belgium.

The Minister in Belgium (Whitlock) to the Acting Secretary of
State (tel.)

Evidences that the French Government desires to annex
Luxemburg.

The Belgian Minister (Cartier) to the Acting Secretary of State
Hope that the U. S. Government will support the Belgian
Government in its views in regard to restoring normal traffic
on the lower Scheldt.

The Minister in Belgium (Whitlock) to the Chargé in France
(Bliss) (tel.)

For Mr. Lansing: Refusal of Marshal Foch to allow Belgian
troops to participate in the occupation of Luxemburg; Belgian
Government's desire for General Pershing's assistance in the
matter.

The Minister in the Netherlands (Garrett) to the Commission to
Negotiate Peace (tel.)

Telegram from the Foreign Minister of Luxemburg (text printed) stating that his Government has cancelled its conventions with Germany and desires to begin negotiations for an economic understanding with the Entente countries.

The Minister in the Netherlands (Garrett) to the Commission to
Negotiate Peace (tel.)

Statement that a note has been received from the Foreign Minister of Luxemburg giving the dates of the cancelled conventions.

The Minister in the Netherlands (Garrett) to the Acting Secretary
of State

Note from the Foreign Minister of Luxemburg, December 31, 1918 (text printed), announcing the cancellation of the conventions with Germany of November 11, 1902, as well as the treaty of October 25, 1865.

AALAND ISLANDS

The Charge in Sweden (Whitehouse) to the Secretary of State

Information that the Executive Committee of the Provincial
Assembly of the Aaland Islands has addressed a message to
President Wilson expressing the wish of the inhabitants that
those Islands be joined to Sweden.

The Minister in Sweden (Morris) to the Secretary of State (tel.)
Conversation with the King of Sweden, in which the King
expressed his hope that President Wilson will help in settling
the question of the Aaland Islands in such a way that they may
become a part of Sweden.

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TERRITORIAL QUESTIONS AND RELATIONS WITH NEW STATES

SCHLESWIG

1918 Nov. 21 (55)

Nov. 30 (101)

Dec. 5 (1930)

5

Dec.
(1356)

Dec. 13 (2415)

Dec. 13 (3298)

Dec. 14

Dec. 14 (1962)

Dec. 21 (91)

Subject

The Secretary of State to the Special Representative (House) (tel.)
From Copenhagen: Report that a letter from Solf was read
at a meeting at Aabenraa to the effect that the North Schleswig
question would be settled on the basis of self-determination.

The Secretary of State to Colonel E. M. House (tel.)

From Copenhagen: Report that a statement has been sent to Danish Government wherein the Danish population of North Schleswig ask Denmark to accept Danish part of that province and also to bring up North Schleswig question at the Peace Conference.

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

Request by the Danish Foreign Minister that the Associated Governments inform him as to what further measures his Government should take to obtain a solution of the Schleswig question.

The British Chargé (Barclay) to the Acting Secretary of State

Proposal of the British Government to reply to the Danish
Foreign Minister that his Government should place before the
Allies an official request that the Schleswig question be con-
sidered by the Peace Conference; request for views of the U. S.
Government.

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

For the information of Colonel House: Three despatches
from the Legation in Denmark in regard to the cession of
North Schleswig (texts printed): (1) November 8, regarding
political situation in Denmark, (2) November 8, enclosing a
memorandum by the Danish Minister for Defense setting
forth Denmark's desire to regain only that part of Schleswig
inhabited by Danes (text printed), (3) November 12, con-
cerning German attitude in the matter.

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

Formal request by Danish Foreign Minister that the Peace
Conference take under consideration the North Schleswig
question.

The Acting Secretary of State to the British Chargé (Barclay)

Statement that the U. S. Government is in accord with the
British Government in regard to the action to be taken by the
Danish Government.

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

Note from the Danish Foreign Minister, December 12,
making formal request to the U. S. Government that the
North Schleswig question be brought before the Peace
Conference (text printed).

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

Report of action taken in regard to Danish Foreign Minister's request for information.

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SCHLESWIG-Continued

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Subject

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

Statement that Department has been informed that Danish
Government has requested British Government to raise the
Schleswig question at the Peace Conference.

The Chargé in Denmark (Osborne) to the Acting Secretary of
State

Resolution by the leaders of the Electoral Association of North Schleswig, December 30, 1918 (text printed), reiterating their desire for a solution based on self-determination, and protesting German attempts at obstruction.

The French Ambassador to the United States (Jusserand) to
the Secretary of State

Information that the French Government is willing that the
Schleswig question should be submitted to the Peace Con-
ference; exchange of letters on the subject, December 10 and
December 12, 1918, between the French Minister in Denmark
and the Danish Foreign Minister (texts printed).

The Secretary of State to the French Ambassador to the United
States (Jusserand)

Expression of gratitude at receiving information contained
in the exchange of letters.

RUSSIAN AFFAIRS

The Minister in Norway (Schmedeman) to the Secretary of
State (tel.)

Suggestion that the Associated Governments obtain access
to the archives of the former German Government in order
to secure information concerning the Bolshevik movement.

The Secretary of State to Colonel E. M. House (tel.)

Information in regard to the situation in various parts of
Russia.

The Chargé in Great Britain (Laughlin) to the Secretary of State
Letter from the diplomatic representative of Esthonia in
London, November 26, protesting against acts of violence by
the German Army in Esthonia (text printed).

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

Information concerning the political situation in Finland, the Baltic provinces, and Lithuania.

Colonel E. M. House to the Acting Secretary of State (tel.)
Expression of appreciation for Department's telegram No.
115, December 2, concerning the situation in Russia.

The Acting Secretary of State to Colonel E. M. House (tel.)

Opinion that Associated Governments might well consider suggestion of Minister in Norway concerning the archives of the former German Government.

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1918 Dec. 8 (241)

Dec. 10

Dec. 11 (248)

Dec. 13 (Misc. 11)

Dec. 18 (183)

Dec. 24 (6752)

Dec. 25 (43)

Dec. [27] (11)

Dec. 27 (13)

Dec. 30 (36)

RUSSIAN AFFAIRS Continued

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Subject

Colonel E. M. House to the Acting Secretary of State (tel.)
Recommendation that the United States lend assistance in
facilitating the return of Roumanian prisoners from Russia.
The Acting Secretary of State to the Commission to Negotiate
Peace (tel.)

Inquiry as to action taken or contemplated by the Supreme War Council in regard to critical condition of Russian officers now prisoners in Germany.

Memorandum by Lieutenant A. A. Berle, Jr.

Report on the background and results of American economic intervention in Russia.

Colonel E. M. House to the Acting Secretary of State (tel.)

Statement that the situation of the Russian officers now prisoners in Germany has not been considered by the Supreme War Council.

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

Statement of the peace terms regarding Russia which the
Russian Ambassador wishes to present to the Peace Conference
(text printed).

The Acting Secretary of State to Colonel E. M. House (tel.)
Department's opinion that the Peace Conference should
consider the question of relief for the Russian officers in prison
in Germany.

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

Department's opinion that the Associated Governments should adopt a policy and plan in regard to (1) Russian prisoners in Germany and Austria and (2) German and Austrian prisoners in Russia.

The Food Administrator (Hoover) to the Acting Secretary of State
(tel.)

Belief that the relief of Russian prisoners in Germany and
Austria is a proper work for the American Red Cross.

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

For Secretary Lansing: Opinion that Great Britain, France, Italy, and the United States should agree on a joint expression of opinion in regard to Japanese activities in Siberia.

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

For Secretary Lansing: Information regarding Siberia; opinion that the United States cannot consent to Japanese control of the Chinese Eastern Railway.

The Ambassador in Great Britain (Davis) to the Acting Secretary
of State

Letter from the representative of the provisional govern-
ment of Latvia protesting against violations of the armistice
by German troops.

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Date and number

1918 Dec. 30

Dec. 31 (57)

1919 Jan. 2 (131)

Jan. 2 (61)

Jan. 6 (3408)

Jan. 11 (250)

1918 Nov. 14

Nov. 23 (2342)

Nov. 24

RUSSIAN AFFAIRS-Continued

Subject

Memorandum by Mr. A. W. Dulles

Description of situation in Lithuania and Poland, and assertion that the moment seems propitious for cooperation between these two countries, with Allied assistance, to combat Bolshevism.

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

For the Secretary of State from Polk: Inquiry as to whether the President objects to the Acting Secretary's appearing before an executive session of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to answer questions on the Government's Russian policy.

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

From Lansing: Hope of being able to take up the Siberian
railway situation with President Wilson on his return from
London.

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

For the Secretary of State: Information that Red Cross
War Council at Washington is of opinion that supplying
Russian prisoners is beyond their scope; belief that matter
requires concerted action of Associated Governments.

The Chargé in Denmark (Osborne) to the Acting Secretary of

State (tel.)

Desire of Lithuanians for U. S. troops and money to help stem Bolshevik tide.

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

From Lansing: Statement that the President sees no objection to the Acting Secretary's appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

THE FAR EAST

The Chargé in Siam (White) to the Secretary of State

Information that Siamese Government has not formulated a program to present to the Peace Conference; indications of a hope that Allies will abrogate their extraterritorial rights in Siam.

The Minister in China (Reinsch) to the Secretary of State

Report on China's aims at the Peace Conference; principles of action on which it is believed necessary that the Great Powers agree; memorandum by the Adviser to the Chinese Government and a letter from the Legal Adviser to the Chinese Government, November 18, both on the subject of China's position at the Peace Conference (texts printed).

The Minister in China (Reinsch) to the Secretary of State (tel.)
Conversation with the Foreign Minister in regard to the
proposals which the Chinese delegates will probably make to
the Peace Conference; opinion as to the considerations essential
to a permanent settlement of Far Eastern problems.

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