File No. 763.72110/9045

The Special Representative ( House ) to the Secretary of State

[Telegram]

30. For the President:

We made satisfactory progress this morning regarding terms for German armistice. Both Clemenceau and George now moderate as Foch will permit. They realize that the terms [are] somewhat harsher than is necessary to fulfill your conditions regarding the making of it impossible for Germany to renew hostilities. We are modifying the naval program in the interest of commerce.

Edward House