The papers published in this volume relate to field missions sent by the American Commission to Negotiate Peace to report on conditions in various countries. In general the records of American participation in interallied missions are not printed here. The records of the American sections of two interallied missions, the Interallied Military Mission to Hungary and the International Commission on Mandates in Turkey, are published in this volume. General H. H. Bandholtz was sent to Hungary as the American member of the Interallied Military Mission. However, as his reports sent directly to the American Commission to Negotiate Peace are so voluminous and so informative regarding conditions in Hungary over a period of several months, these reports are included here with those of the distinctly American observation missions. H. C. King and Charles R. Crane were technically the American representatives on the International Commission on Mandates in Turkey, but only the American section was duly constituted and sent to the Near East. It became, therefore, in fact purely an American mission.
Omitted from this volume are documents concerning American field missions the
reports of which have already been published in other volumes of Foreign Relations. The reports of the first Dresel
Mission to Germany are printed in
II of this series, pages 130 ff., and those of the Coolidge Mission up
to January 16, 1919, are printed
ibid., pages 218 ff. For information regarding
the mission of William C. Bullitt to Russia, see
1919, Russia, pages 74 ff., and for the reports of American observers
in South Russia, see
ibid., pages 750 ff. For papers relating to the mission
headed by Henry Morgen-thau to report on relations between Jews and non-Jews in
Relations, 1919, volume II, pages 772 ff. For papers
regarding the American Military Mission to Armenia headed by General James G.
Harbord, see ibid., pages 824 ff.