763.72/12515: Telegram

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

6244. Department’s number 6579, December 9th, 7 p.m. Mr. Pichon informs me that while there is no doubt but that the Roumanian Government is in a frame of mind to declare war on Germany, yet as a matter of fact the new Roumanian Government will not go into power until the coming January. He understands that no declaration of war could be made by the present Government as now constituted, but he looks upon Roumania as to all intents and purposes an ally though not formally so recognized.