862.001W64/93: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the Netherlands ( Gunther )

3724. Your 7047, December 7, 1 p.m.

Department is without information in this matter. For your information and guidance following are quotations from telegram to Ammission, Paris, November 27:9 “In view of the failure of the Senate to ratify the treaty the President feels that you should withdraw immediately the American representatives on all commissions growing out of or dependent on either the Peace Conference or the treaty” and “Until the Senate takes some action the Department proposes to express no opinion concerning questions arising under the terms of the treaty except those in which it may interest itself because of the necessity to protect American interests.”

Following out policy above indicated the United States will not at present support any demand for the extradition of the ex-Kaiser or participate in any way in his trial should it occur.

  1. Printed in full in vol i, p. 21.