Paris Peace Conference 184.01502/39: Telegram

The Commission to Negotiate Peace to the Chargé in Denmark (Grant-Smith)

65. For Greene, Libau.

Your 399, 2d, referring to increase of Russian volunteer force. Your telegram has been referred to General Harries20 now in Paris who believes that Prince Lieven should be allowed all the volunteers [Page 681] he wants and sees no reason why the number of prisoners available for him should be limited except that policy has been adopted to send a small number of troops from various camps each day in order not to show partiality and on account of difficulties of transportation. General Harries has been requested by Am[erican] mission to act according to his discretion in the matter and the only suggestion made to him is that the prisoners going with Lieven’s force shall be genuine volunteers for that service and shall not use their enlistment as a mere pretext to obtain an early release.

Am[erican] Mission
  1. Brig. Gen. George H. Harries, chief of the American Military Mission at Berlin.