File No. 763.72119/1953

The Chargé in the Netherlands ( Bliss) to the Secretary of State 1


4586. My 4585, September 26, 12 p.m.

Royal Bulgarian Legation,
The Hague, September 26, 1918.

Very confidential and urgent.

Mr. Chargé d’Affaires: [By order of my Government I have the honor to inform you that the commander in chief of the Bulgarian armies in the field has been authorized yesterday by the Royal Government to propose to the commanders of the British armies in Macedonia the immediate cessation of operations on the entire Macedonian front in order to permit the signing of an armistice with a view to beginning negotiations for peace.]

At the same time the Royal Government; has appointed its delegates for the peace negotiations, namely, His Excellency Mr. Andrew Liapcheff, Minister of Finance, and General Ivan Lukoff, army commander.

I have the honor by order of my Government to beg you kindly to transmit the foregoing to the British Government, which your country represents in Bulgaria, by the intermediary of your Embassy at London as well as by that of the British Legation to the Netherlands. Considering the very friendly relations so happily existing between our two [countries], the Royal Bulgarian Government hopes that His Excellency President Wilson will use his influence with his allies in support of the sincere efforts of the Bulgarian Government to stop the bloodshed.

In thanking you in advance for your very obliging communication in the matter, I seize the occasion [etc.]

Minister of Bulgaria.

  1. Substance transmitted by telegram No. 1695, Sept. 30, to the Ambassador in Great Britain, for communication to the British Government.