File No. 763.72119/1065

The Chargé in Switzerland ( Wilson) to the Secretary of State


2339. I discussed with British Minister conversation [with] Shipkoff reported under Bulgarian affairs in my 2315, December 28, 7 p.m.1 British Minister informs me to-day his Government telegraphed him exceedingly interested in my impression concerning Bulgaria’s attitude and would be very grateful if I ascertained with more distinctness how Bulgaria feels towards discussion of separate peace and what arrangement might be acceptable.

If Department approves, I can discreetly offer an opportunity to Shipkoff and Bulgarian Minister through reliable non-official to make more definite statement.2

  1. Foreign Relations, 1917, Supplement 2, vol. I, pp. 512514.
  2. Answered by telegram No. 1301, Jan. 5: “Department approves suggestion in second paragraph.”