The Secretary of State to the Commission to Negotiate Peace
3706. For Polk. Your 4826, October 25, 11 p.m.9
I feel that it is very important that the original idea of the functions of the Committee on Coordination be maintained. This Government cannot agree to permitting the Committee to become a continuation of the Supreme Council. Please make it clear to your associates that the Committee can merely be used as a clearing house between commissions functioning in Germany and the Allied and Associated Governments.
Department intends to designate Ambassador Wallace as our delegate but his official appointment cannot be made until we ratify the Treaty and until it becomes clear whether ratification of such appointments must be made by the Senate.
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