Paris Peace Conf. 184.63/13: Telegram
The Commission to Negotiate Peace to the Acting Secretary of State
430. For Polk [from Lansing]. Your 362 January 22nd, 5 p.m. Please see telegrams from Grew for Phillips on this subject. Trust that existing arrangements will prove satisfactory. Every paper issued and received by General Secretariat of the Conference is being sent you by mail. Summaries of minutes of the Conferences will be telegraphed. First plenary session of Conference was public, and all that transpired was carried by the newspapers. Meeting tomorrow will also be public. Newspapermen do not attend meetings of representatives of five Great Powers nor sessions of the Supreme War Council. Official Communique now issued immediately after each of these meetings. Notes on these conversations are being sent by mail; summaries of what transpires will be telegraphed daily. We fully realize importance of keeping Department informed, and will do our utmost to see that you are properly advised of all that transpires.