File No. 862.01/3

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


5012. Dutch news agency reports German Chancellor publishes following proclamation:

The Emperor and King has resolved to renounce the throne. Chancellor remains in office until the abdication of Emperor and Crown Prince and resultant questions of regency are formally settled. He intends to propose to regent that Ebert be appointed Chancellor and measure be introduced for immediate general elections to German national constituent [assembly] whose duty it would be finally to establish future form of government of German people including those sections of people who wish to come within Imperial frontiers.