763.72119/3211: Telegram

The Minister in Roumania ( Vopicka ) to the Secretary of State

144 [134]. Before I received Department’s number 133 [233],3 the radio brought the expressions regarding Roumania and therefore this is also an answer to the last-mentioned telegram. To this the Government answered as follows:

“Day after tomorrow [sic] when our entering into action was made possible and in the moment when the Allies established the definite conditions prescribed for the peace of the world, I have the honor to send your excellency the enclosed memorandum which shows the situation of our country at this hour. The love of justice which animates your noble people and your eminent President assures the triumph of our cause and we take this occasion to renew to you with emotion the extraordinary expression of gratitude of the whole of the Roumanian people for the testimony of friendship which was received from the American people in the moments of our worst trials and of which the last message of Mr. Lansing makes the last manifestation.”

The memorandum referred to will be telegraphed tomorrow.4 Have also received following letter from His Majesty the King:5 [Page 387]

“Mr. Wilson, President of the United States, Washington. At the same time we received your Government’s wonderful message concerning Roumania and the Roumanian people we heard of the Allied troops arriving on the Danube. After long and unheard of sufferings and humiliations we are at last able to act again. Roumanian people have taken up arms and with the support of their faithful Allies they are looking forward to accomplishing their national ideal. In these moments our grateful thoughts are directed towards America who entered this war for the cause of justice and humanity of all nations. Signed Ferdinand.”

  1. Foreign Relations, 1918, supp. 1, vol. i, p. 785.
  2. See telegram No. 142, p. 387.
  3. By telegram No. 109, Jan. 6, 1919, 4 p.m., the text of this letter was transmitted to the Commission to Negotiate Peace, for President Wilson (Paris Peace Conf. 811.001/89).