The Secretary of State to the Swiss Minister (Sulzer)

Sir: I have the honor to request your good offices in transmitting to the German Government the following statement on behalf of this Government:

“The Government of the United States regards the armistice as continuing in full force and effect between the United States and Germany notwithstanding the deposit of ratifications of the Treaty of Versailles which took place in Paris on January 10, 1920.”

For your information I have the honor to add that the substance of the above statement is being conveyed informally to the representatives of Germany in Paris by the American Embassy in that city.

Accept [etc.]

Robert Lansing