File. No. 763.72119/9096

The Special Representative ( House) to the Secretary of State


62. For the President:

French Minister for Foreign Affairs has this moment brought following message sent by Marshal Foch at 10.25 this morning:

They have arrived with full powers from the Chancellor. They formally asked for an armistice. The text was read out to them and then delivered to them. They appeared to be in a state of consternation. They requested that hostilities might be stopped at once. This request was refused them. They seemed disposed to give us satisfaction.

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The Minister for Foreign Affairs further informed me that the German plenipotentiaries had telegraphed to Spa, German headquarters, not to send any further representatives for the present.

Edward House