File No. 763.72119/1824a

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Switzerland ( Stovall)

[Telegram]

2273. Wilson from Harrison:

Please advise Edelman 1 that we have received information from agent in Egypt that it is rumored in connection with German and Turkish propaganda in favor of the Arabs that an Arab committee composed of prominent Syrians and others is on its way to Switzerland where propaganda will be carried on in favor of the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire remaining after the war under Turkish control as autonomous provinces of the Ottoman Empire. Should commission reach Switzerland please cover activities and discreetly endeavor to win them over to the program of America and the Allies.

Lansing
  1. Samuel Edelman, Vice Consul at Geneva.