The Acting Secretary of State to Colonel E. M. House
Washington , December 18, 1918—7 p.m.
183. Department’s 154, December 9th. Your number 248, December 11th. Owing to the critical condition of the 20,000 Russian officers now in prison in Germany and the fact that the matter has never been considered by the Supreme War Council, the Department is of the opinion that the question of their relief should be considered by the International Peace Conference at the earliest possible date. Do you concur?