File No. 763.72/9904

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

[Telegram]

3835. My No. 3818, May 6. Mr. Pichon further informs me that after bringing before the Council of Ministers the value of the declaration of war against Turkey and Bulgaria on the part of the Government of the United States, he had been authorized to say that such action would give great satisfaction to the French Government. Desiring to get if possible an elaboration of the Government’s view, I took the matter up in person with Mr. Clemenceau this afternoon. He said that there was really little to add to the decision arrived at by the Council of Ministers but that there existed no doubt in their mind of the desirability of such action, and he emphasized the wish that such declaration might be made applicable to both countries as soon as possible.

Sharp