873.00/30: Telegram

The Ambassador in France ( Sharp ) to the Acting Secretary of State

6159. I am in receipt of a note from the Montenegrin Committee for National Union stating that the National Scoupchtina elected by the people of Montenegro and assembled at Podgoritza has decided as follows:

The deposition of King Nicholas Petrovitch Njegoch.
The union of Montenegro with Servia under the dynasty of the Karageorgevitchs, its entry thus into the common country of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.
The election of a national committee specially entrusted with the management of the affairs of Montenegro united to Servia.
The communication of the said decision to ex-King Nicholas, to the Royal Government of Servia, and to the Entente Powers friendly to Montenegro, as well as to the governments of the neutral countries.

The note adds that the decision was voted unanimously.

On the other hand a note received from the Montenegrin Government here states that if the Scoupchtina has as stated deposed King Nicholas and his dynasty in favor of the dynasty of Servia, such action was illegal, inasmuch as the Scoupchtina is nonexistent. Copies of the two notes follow by pouch.6

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