The Minister in Poland ( Gibson ) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 31—12:17 p.m.]
52. Polish Government has, today received wireless from Moscow signed by Lenin, Tchicherin and Trotsky, proposing immediate [Page 378] conclusion of armistice along lines which are not clear because of garbled condition message.
My British colleague who has been kept fully informed by telegraph of Lloyd George’s conversations with Patek (reported to Department by Mr. Davis) this afternoon gave the Ministry of Foreign Affairs general impression of British attitude. Patek is expected to arrive from London and Paris February 1st and it appears probable that negotiations will then be opened with the Soviet Government.