The Chargé in Denmark ( Grant-Smith ) to the Acting Secretary of State

No. 1930

Sir: Adverting to my telegram No. 3246, of the 4th instant,2 I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy and translation of a [Page 451] note from the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated the 28th ultimo, enclosing a resolution adopted by the Electoral Association of North Slesvig at a meeting held at Aabenraa on the 17th ultimo.3

This resolution expresses the wish of the Association that a plebiscite be held at which the population of North Slesvig may be allowed to vote for or against a reunion with Denmark, and was forwarded to the Danish Government by Mr. Hanssen-Nørremølle, a Danish member of the late German Reichstag, with the request that the Government appeal to the Allies to the end that the Danish population of North Slesvig may attain, at the time of the peace conference, the recognition of their national rights.

In his note M. Scavenius states that the Danish Government now submit the question to the Associated Governments, with the hope that the solution may be reached in a similar spirit to that which prompted the resolution, and that they would be pleased to receive a communication from the Associated Governments as to the further steps necessary to attain this end.

I have [etc.]

U. Grant-Smith
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