Paris Peace Conf. 184.018/3
Colonel E. M. House to Mr. A. J. Balfour
My Dear Mr. Balfour: In reply to your letter of March 28, 1919, in which you suggest that an Anglo-American Commission proceed to Montenegro to ascertain the true wishes of the inhabitants after the withdrawal of the Allied troops now occupying the country, I hasten to inform you that this plan meets with the approval of President Wilson. He has appointed Lt. Colonel Sherman Miles,1 who at the present time is in the neighbourhood of Fiume, to be the American representative. A telegram has therefore been sent to him at Fiume2 to hold himself in readiness to join Count Salis at some point which may be mutually convenient so that they may then proceed to Montenegro and undertake their mission without loss of time.