The Acting Secretary of State to the French Chargé ( Chambrun )

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of a Note from the French Ambassador, dated November 12, 1918, advising that the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the French Republic states that the delegate of the Polish National Committee at Paris, recognized by the Allies, has applied to him for permission to participate in the peace conference when questions bearing upon Polish affairs are taken up, and requesting to be informed as to the sentiment of the United States government on the subject.

In reply I have the honor to say that as soon as the position of the United States on this question is determined you will be promptly informed.

Accept [etc.]

Frank L. Polk