763.72119/4825: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Commission to Negotiate Peace

1888. For the Secretary of State.

Your 1921, May 2, noon.

It would seem that either Halstead, now Consul General at Stockholm, formerly at Vienna, or Coffin, now Assistant to the Trade Adviser here and formerly at Budapest, would be particularly indicated to take over the work which Coolidge will leave. Subject to [Page 188] your approval I would suggest that one of these officers be detailed as successor to Coolidge, the choice depending upon which can best be spared when Coolidge is ready to leave.