File No. 763.72119/9056

The Special Representative ( House ) to the Secretary of State

[Telegram]

47. For the President:

In order that there may be no misunderstanding I venture to repeat the procedure agreed upon for the handling of the armistice negotiations with Germany. The terms of the armistice to be offered Germany and the memorandum of the observations of the Allied Governments on the correspondence which has passed between the President and the German Government both having been communicated by me to the President and having been accepted by him, the President is expected to proceed as follows:

(1)
To notify the German Government to send a parlementaire to Marshal Foch who has been advised of the views of the Allied and United States Governments respecting the terms of the armistice to be offered Germany.
(2)
To forward to Germany, together with the communication mentioned in (1) supra, the memorandum of observations by the Allied Governments on the correspondence which has passed between the President and the German Government.

It must be clearly understood that the terms of the armistice to be offered Germany are not to be made public until these terms have been accepted by Germany.

Edward House