Paris Peace Conf. 184.01802/14

The Secretary of State to President Wilson

My Dear Mr. President: In my note to you of April 30th, replying to your inquiry about Montenegro,8 I referred to the Anglo-American Mission of Investigation, on which we were represented by Colonel Miles, and suggested awaiting his report before taking definite action.

Miles has now returned and has reported to the Commission,9 and submitted his summary of the situation in Montenegro, of which I enclose a copy.10

His conclusions confirm reports from many other sources that the solution of the Montenegrin question, which would best meet the wishes of the people concerned, is the incorporation of this country into Yugo-Slavia under guarantees of autonomy and the protection of local rights.

I am [etc.]

Robert Lansing
  1. Neither printed.
  2. For oral report to the Commissioners Plenipotentiary, see minutes of the meeting of May 24, vol. xi, p. 184.
  3. Report No. 23, May 19, p. 738.