Paris Peace Conf. 181.91/73

The Secretary of State to President Wilson

My Dear Mr. President: In connection with the instructions which were agreed upon by you, Mr. Lloyd George, Mr. Clemenceau and Mr. Orlando on March 25, 1919, with regard to the sending of Commissioners from the Peace Conference to make inquiries in certain portions of the Turkish Empire which are to be [Page 748]permanently separated from Turkey and put under the guidance of governments acting as Mandatories for the League of Nations, I respectfully request your authorization to sign the appended letters3 addressed to Mr. H. C. King4 and Mr. Charles R. Crane,5 designating them as the two American Commissioners.

I am [etc.]

Robert Lansing
  1. Neither printed.
  2. President of Oberlin College, Ohio.
  3. Treasurer of the American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief.