The Special Representative ( House ) to the Secretary of State
[Received November 13—6:15 p.m.]
105. Secret for the President. Clemenceau informs me that the Allies feel, now that the armistice is signed, that the German authorities should address their official communications to them rather than to the United States exclusively. It is a small matter, but under the circumstances I believe it would be wise for you to give the German authorities an intimation that better feeling could more easily be brought about if they would do this. I would suggest that you inform the Allied Ambassadors as to any action you take so that they may inform their Governments.