File No. 763.72/10592

The Acting Secretary of State to the French Ambassador ( Jusserand)

No. 2183

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of June 29, 1918, wherein you advised this Department that your Government would, on June 30, deliver its flag to the Czech Army of France; that it would on that occasion make a solemn declaration affirming the wishes of France for the independence of the Czechs; and that your Government believes that the effect of this manifestation for the freedom of the Czech countries would be greatly enhanced if equal sentiments among the Allies were manifested on that occasion.

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In this relation I beg to refer to the oral statement made to Your Excellency as to the position of the United States in the matter of the recognition of the Czecho-Slovak National Council.

Accept [etc.]

Frank L. Polk