Tasker H. Bliss Papers
Dear Colonel Wallace: I heard this morning from Jones, with respect to the accuracy of the Russian version of the London Agreement, as published in the London Times.41 He had submitted the [Page 467] copy I furnished him to General di Robilant,42 who had gone over it with Sonnino. He tells me that the Russian version agrees with the Italian, save at two points. The wording of Note 1, Article 4, as given by the Times, differs from the Italian version, as does also that of Article 15, which deals with the exclusion of the Vatican from peace negotiations. There seems to be some mystery as to what these differences are. I am told that they are unimportant, but I cannot at present find out in what they consist.
I telephoned Dwight43 this afternoon, asking him to inform Colonel Grant44 that there is no gossip current here regarding the sending of the Italian troops to Libya. I am told, however, that for the last three months the Italians have been massing troops at Rhodes and at last reports had about 10,000 men there.
I enclose two copies of the memorandum about the Saint Jean de Maurienne conference.
- On the staff of the American Permanent Military Representative on the Supreme War Council at Versailles.↩
- Secretary to General Bliss.↩
- For a translation of the Russian version of the Treaty of London, see Foreign Relations, 1917, supp. 2, vol. i, p. 497.↩
- Italian Permanent Military Representative on the Supreme War Council.↩
- Harry G. Dwight, Army Field Clerk on staff of General Bliss.↩
- Aide to General Bliss.↩
- Filed also under file No. 763.72/12623.↩
- For text, see Current History, vol. xi, pt. ii (1920), p. 499; also Eliot Grinnell Mears, Modern Turkey (New York, 1924), p. 614.↩
- For text of the agreement of St. Jean de Maurienne, see Current History, vol. xi, pt. ii (1920), p. 500; Mears, Modern Turkey, p. 619; and Italy, R. Ministero degli affari esteri, Trattati e Convenzioni, vol. 23 (Rome, 1930), p. 467.↩