574.D1/255: Telegram

The Ambassador in France ( Wallace ) to the Secretary of State

[Paraphrase]

1918. Your 1127, November 5, through London, and instructions in same. This morning Monsieur Leygues was informed by Embassy that there were grounds for the belief that a departure from the Preliminary Communications Conference previous to reaching final settlement might be intended by the French Delegation, that settlement could result only from due consideration for the rights of all powers by the powers interested, further that departure of French Delegation would be much to be regretted and unfortunate in its effects, and finally my hope was expressed that the apprehension they might depart before settlement was groundless. The Minister concurred in my contention that French Delegation should stay and declared that the matter would receive his attention at once.

Wallace