763.72119/9189: Telegram

The Special Representative ( House ) to the Secretary of State

173. Secret for the President. I am in receipt of the following telegram from Lloyd George:

“Monsieur Clemenceau is coming to London on the first of December, and I earnestly hope that you will be able to come also as a number of urgent questions require discussion. As I shall not be able to attend any conferences in Paris before the election on the 14th of December, this is specifically important. I am inviting Senor Orlando alone.”

I have advised Lloyd George that I am still in bed, but that I hope that my doctor will permit me to go to London on or about December first for the conference in question. I am feeling better but am still weak, and I will not be able to tell before Thursday or Friday of this week whether I can make the journey.

Edward House