The Ambassador in Great Britain ( Davis ) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received January 25, 1919.]
Sir: With reference to Mr. Laughlin’s despatch No. 10265 of the 6th instant,28 relative to the recognition of the Lettish National Council, I have the honor to transmit herewith, a copy of the original, with translation, of a letter dated the 20th instant, addressed to me by Mr. Henri Simson, containing a protest against the alleged violation by Germany of Article XII of the Armistice, signed on November 11 and renewed on December 13, 1918.
The writer states that the German forces are evacuating Latvia without having received any order from the Allied Powers, and that they are ravaging the country and supporting the Bolshevik forces.
I have [etc.]
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