763.72119/8819: Telegram

The Minister in Czechoslovakia (Crane) to the Secretary of State

20. Your number 39, December 31, 5 p.m. I received today following communication dated January 17, 1920, from Czecho-Slovak Minister of Foreign Affairs.


“Mr. Minister. I have the honor to apply to Your Excellency with the following request: The Government of the Czecho-Slovak Republic would be very glad if the Government of the United States could take part in the regulating of the plebiscite in Teschen, Silesia, and appoint a representative on the commission that is to regulate and direct the plebiscite proceedings. The Czecho-Slovak Government desires to have that question settled on the basis of the rules and principles of utmost justice and believes that the assistance of representative of the United States will certainly contribute to having the plebiscite performed on that basis. I therefore beg you, Mr. Minister, kindly to communicate the foregoing to your Government. Be pleased to accept, Mr. Minister, the expression of my highest consideration. Dr. Edouard Benes.”

Please see my 183, September 29th, to American Mission.22

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