The Commission to Negotiate Peace to the Secretary of State
[Received 2:49 p.m.]
4744. The Council of the Heads of Delegations directed the Drafting Committee to prepare and submit for their consideration the draft of a letter by which President Wilson should convoke the Council of the League of Nations for the day of the entry into force of the treaty. The Drafting Committee will submit the following for the Council’s approval and I should be glad to have your views at the earliest moment possible:
“In compliance with article 5 of the pact of the League of Nations the President of the United States of America has the honor to inform the Government of (blank) that the first meeting of the Council of the League of Nations will be held at the place, date, and hour of the signature of the first procès verbal of the deposit of the ratification[s] of the Treaty of Versailles of June 28th, 1919.
The date upon which this act will take place will be definitely determined later by the Supreme Council of the Principal Allied and Associated Powers.
The President of the United States ventures to hope that the representative of the [Government of] (blank) will not fail to attend this meeting.
It is proposed that the President will address this note to the President [Governments] of the United States, the British Empire, France, Italy, Japan, Belgium, Brazil, Spain and Greece. Polk.