The Ambassador in France ( Sharp ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 12:30 p.m.]
6014. Department’s 6381, November 22, 6 p.m. Mr. Pichon manifested considerable surprise in my talk with him today, that the Government of Bavaria should make such a request. He said that under the circumstances it could not be entertained by the French Government, as the armistice was chosen [still?] in force against the Central Powers, of which Bavaria was a part, and that in effect the armistice itself [superseded?] all other relations that might exist between the French Government and the Central Powers, and until its terms had been fully complied with no such request from Bavaria could be considered.