763.72119 P 43/958: Telegram

The Special Representative ( House ) to the Secretary of State

142. Harrison from Grew. Your 6337 of [to] Paris Embassy, November 19, 5 p.m.22 reached me November 21, 7 p.m. Warmly reciprocate your congratulations. I assume our Secretariat should be in full running order when Commission reaches Paris, so shall proceed with provisional organization subject to any changes which you may wish to introduce on your arrival. Shall draw on Pershing for personnel as office accommodations become ready and men needed. Several offices will be fully equipped on Monday and others will follow steadily. Please let me know whether you and Patchin are sailing in advance of Commission and when.

Regarding political intelligence, see telegram of [No.] 132, November 21, 6 p.m.23

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Regarding counter espionage, Van Deman 25 has not yet received instructions, but I assume they have already been sent from Washington.

Edward House
  1. Not printed.
  2. Post, p. 199.
  3. Col. Ralph Henry Van Deman, assistant to the Chief of Military Intelligence.