File No. 763.72119/1957

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


4918. Bulgarian Chargé d’Affaires presented to me personally this evening a telegram from Murphy, at Sophia, for Honorable Robert Lansing, Secretary of State, of which following is translation from French:

The Bulgarian Government has decided to ask for the cessation of hostilities with the Entente. At its request I leave tonight for the Macedonian front, where delegates of the Bulgarian Government will ask for the arrangement of an armistice. The task of arranging the [settlement of questions?] in the Balkan peninsula is left to the international congress which shall conclude the general peace. The Bulgarian Government begs energetic steps from the United States to the end of putting a stop to bloodshed. Murphy.