Paris Peace Conf. 811.2222/1

The Secretary of State to President Wilson

My Dear Mr. President: I call your attention to this telegram in regard to enlistment of Poles in the United States.13

There are two sides to the question. The armistice does not end the state of war and I believe that the Poles would resent a change of [Page 426] policy at this time. On the other hand, the cessation of actual hostilities is a good excuse to stop enlistments, if it seems advisable to do so.

Will you be good enough to indicate what reply you desire to make to the request of the Secretary of War for instructions?

Faithfully yours,

Robert Lansing
  1. Telegram No. 81, Jan. 3, 1919, 4 p.m., to the Commission to Negotiate Peace, p. 424.