The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Wallace)
1593. Your telegram No. 1808 of October 13, 7 p.m. You are instructed to inform M. Bourgeois that responding to his request President Wilson presents for appointment to the Åland Island Commission the name of Mr. Abram I. Elkus. Mr. Elkus has been Ambassador to Turkey and is at present a judge on the highest tribunal of New York State, the Court of Appeals. It is requested that the nomination of Mr. Elkus be not announced before November 2. It will not be made public here prior to that date. Mr. Elkus could leave for Europe within a week, but not later than November 11.