763.72119/3772: Telegram

The Commission to Negotiate Peace to the Acting Secretary of State

768. Constantin Olsauskis has, as President of the Lithuanian Delegation at Paris, transmitted to me a copy of his petition to the President of the Peace Conference to recognize Lithuania as an independent state and to admit its representatives to the conference of peace. It is the opinion of the Commission that sufficient information has not yet been received to determine whether the Provisional Government in Lithuania is stable or whether it represents the bulk of the people. The sending of an [informal] commission for information purposes is now being considered.

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