The Minister in Poland ( Gibson ) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received February 22—2:29 p.m.]
88. Department’s 261, December 31, 5 p.m.23 I am today in receipt of a formal appeal from Minister for Foreign Affairs that the United [Page 38] States assign an American representative to the plebiscite commission at Teschen.
In view of the Department’s telegram and of the confidence which would be inspired here by such an appointment I trust the Department will see its way to meet the wishes of the Polish Government. As the plebiscite may take place in a short time the Department may desire to assign some one now in Europe.