File No. 763.72119/1749

The Vice Consul at Zürich ( McNally ) to the Secretary of State


While the German Government deny that they are making a peace offensive they cannot deny the truth that they are anxious to make peace and also Hertling is most desirous of making his terms known to the President of the United States. They are anxious for the status quo ante and would vacate every foot enemy ground now occupied but only after a peace treaty had been signed. They still maintain, however, that the question of Alsace and Lorraine is not debatable. This information is reliable.

[ McNally ]