763.72119 P 43/48: Telegram

The Commission to Negotiate Peace to the Acting Secretary of State

137. [From Lansing.] For the Secretary of the Treasury from the Commissioners Plenipotentiary. American Commission considering it to be necessary that it should have a financial adviser separate from Treasury Department representative here, the Commissioners are united in desiring that Mr. Albert Strauss17 be that adviser but they do not wish to take any action without approbation. Would you be good enough to telegraph at once whether you are willing that Mr. Strauss should come to Paris and if so would you request him to do so? We are informed that Mr. Norman Davis will be the Treasury representative in the event of Mr. Crosby returning to the United States, which we understand he contemplates. In all matters pertaining to American finance we should of course confer with Mr. Davis. Lansing.

Am[erican] Mission
  1. Vice Governor of the Federal Reserve Board.