Paris Peace Conf. 180.0201/12
Peace Congress (Saint-Germain), Protocol No. 2, Plenary Session of September 10, 1919
Signature of the Treaty of Peace Between the Allied and Associated Powers and Austria
The Plenipotentiaries of the Powers hereinafter enumerated met in the Hall of the Stone Age, in the Château of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, in order to sign the Treaty of Peace between the Allied and Associated Powers and the Republic of Austria. Their seals had been previously affixed to this instrument.
The Session is opened at 10 a.m. under the presidency of Mr. Georges Clemenceau, President.
For the United States of
- Honorable Frank Lyon Polk, Under-Secretary of State.
- Honorable Henry White.
- General Tasker H. Bliss.
- For the British Empire:
- The Rt. Hon. A. J. Balfour.
- The Rt. Hon. Viscount Milner, G. C. B., G. O. M. G., Secretary of State for the Colonies.
- The Rt. Hon. G. N. Barnes.
- Dominions and India:
- The Hon. Sir Albert Edward Kemp, K. C. M. G., Minister of Overseas Forces.
- The Hon. George Foster Pearce, Minister of Defence.
- The Rt. Hon. Viscount Milner, G. C. B., G. C. M. G.
- The Hon. Sir Thomas Mackenzie, K. C. M. G., High Commissioner for New Zealand in the United Kingdom.
- The Rt. Hon. Baron Sinha, K. C., Under-Secretary of State for India.
- Mr. Georges Clemenceau.
- Mr. Pichon.
- Mr. L. L. Klotz.
- Mr. André Tardieu.
- Mr. Jules Cambon.
- Mr. Tommaso Tittoni, Senator of the Kingdom, Minister for Foreign Affairs.
- Mr. Vittorio Scialoja, Senator of the Kingdom.
- Mr. Maggiorino Ferraris, Senator of the Kingdom.
- Mr. Guglielmo Marconi, Senator of the Kingdom.
- Viscount Chinda.
- Mr. K. Matsui.
- Mr. H. Ijuin.
- Mr. Hymans.
- Mr. van den Heuvel.
- Mr. Vandervelde.
- Mr. Lou Tseng-tsiang.
- Mr. Cheng-ting Thomas Wang.
- Mr. Antonio Sánchez de Bustamante.
- Mr. Nicolas Politis.
- Mr. Athos Romanos, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of His Majesty the King of the Hellenes at Paris.
- Mr. Salvador Chamorro.
- Mr. Antonio Burgos.
- Mr. Roman Dmowski.
- Mr. Ignace Paderewski.
- Dr. Affonso Costa.
- Mr. Augusto Soares.
- The Prince Charoon.
- Prince Traidos Prabandhu.
For the Czecho-Slovak Republic:
- Mr. Charles Kramar.
- Mr. Edouard Benes.
For the Republic of Austria:
- Mr. Karl Renner.
- For the United States of America:
The President, speaking in French, explains the purpose of the meeting in the following terms:—
“Mr. Chancellor of the Republic of Austria,
“The negotiations are ended and have led to a complete agreement on all points between the Allied and Associated Powers and the Republic of Austria for the conclusion of peace. The conditions of peace have been set forth in the text which is before us. I have signed a paper certifying that this text is in every respect identic with that which was agreed.
“In the name of the Allied and Associated Powers I invite you to be good enough to sign the Treaty.”
The foregoing speech is translated into German.
The Chancellor of the Republic of Austria affixes his signature; thereupon the Plenipotentiaries of the Allied and Associated Powers are called on, each in turn and according to the order in the Preamble of the Treaty, to place their signatures on the various diplomatic instruments.1
The Chancellor of the Republic of Austria and the Plenipotentiaries of the Allied and Associated Powers enumerated above sign the Treaty of Peace,2 the Protocol,3 the Protocol of Signature, and the Declaration relating to the Treaty of Peace.4
The Plenipotentiaries of the Allied and Associated Powers sign a Financial Agreement relative to the claims for reparation as regards Italy6 and a Financial Agreement in regard to the contribution towards the cost of liberating the territories of the former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.7
The Plenipotentiaries of the United States of America, the British Empire, France, Italy, and Japan, and of the Czecho-Slovak Republic, sign the Czecho-Slovak Treaty.8
The Plenipotentiaries of the United States of America, the British Empire, France, Italy, and Japan sign the Serb-Croat-Slovene Treaty.9
The Plenipotentiaries of the United States of America, the British Empire, France, Italy, Japan, Belgium, and Portugal sign a Convention in regard to the liquor traffic in Africa and a Protocol Annex,10 as well as a Convention to revise the General Acts of Berlin of 1885 and of Brussels of 1890 as well as the Declaration of Brussels of 1890.11
The Plenipotentiaries of the Allied and Associated Powers signatories of the Treaty of Peace with Austria, with the exception of the Plenipotentiaries of Greece, who reserved their signature, sign a Convention in regard to the sale of arms and ammunition and a Protocol Annex.12
The President records the fact that these signatures have been appended in the following terms:—
“Gentlemen, the signatures have all been given.
“By virtue of the Protocol of Signature of the Treaty of Peace the various Treaties, Conventions, Agreements, Protocols, and Declarations can be signed up to midday on September 13.”
The Agenda being disposed of, the Session is adjourned at 11.15 o’clock A.M.
|J. C. Grew,||}||Secretaries.|
|M. P. A. Hankey,|
|G. de Martino,|
Protocol of Signature
The Treaties, Conventions, Agreements, Protocol and Declarations of even date may be signed until midday on September 13, 1919.
Done at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the tenth day of September one thousand nine hundred and nineteen.
|Frank L. Polk||K. Matsui|
|Henry White||H. Ijuin|
|Tasker H. Bliss||Hymans|
|Arthur James Balfour||J. van den Heuvel|
|Geo. N. Barnes||J. R. Lou Tseng-tsiang|
|A. E. Kemp||Cheng-ting Thomas Wang|
|G. F. Pearce||Antonio S. de Bustamante|
|Thos. Mackenzie||A. Romanos|
|Sinha of Raipur||Salvador Chamorro|
|G. Clemenceau||Antonio Burgos|
|S. Pichon||I. J. Paderewski|
|L. L. Klotz||Roman Dmowski|
|André Tardieu||Affonso Costa|
|Jules Cambon||Augusto Soares|
|Vittorio Scialoja||Traidos Prabandhu|
|Maggiorino Ferraris||D. Karel Kramar|
|Guglielmo Marconi||Dr. Eduard Benes|
- Except for the Protocol of Signature, the texts of the instruments to which reference is here made do not accompany the present Protocol No. 2 (Saint-Germain).↩
- Malloy, Treaties, 1910–1923, vol. iii, p. 3149.↩
- Ibid., p. 3295.↩
- Ibid., p. 3297.↩
- Ibid., p. 3298.↩
- Ibid., p. 3301.↩
- Ibid., p. 3299.↩
- Ibid., p. 3699.↩
- Ibid., p. 3731.↩
- Ibid., p. 3746.↩
- Ibid., p. 3739.↩
- Ibid., p. 3752.↩