The Swiss Minister ( Sulzer ) to the Secretary of State

Sir: I am instructed by my Government to inform your Excellency that the German Government has taken due note of your Excellency’s communication of November 15, 1918. In consequence, the German Government begs to suggest that, in order to simplify matters, a central diplomatic agency be designated to receive and consider, on behalf of the United States and Allied Governments, the wishes of the German Government which, according to the present procedure, are to be submitted to all the governments concerned.

Accept [etc.]

Hans Sulzer