The Minister in Poland (Gibson) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 4—11:17 a.m.]
190. My telegram number 187, March 31, 11 p.m. Patek told me last evening that he was replying at once to message from Soviet Government. He insists on conference meeting at Borysow and calls attention to the fact that the first Soviet message asked Poland to choose the time and place of meeting. He declines to conclude armistice on the ground that technical difficulties are too great and that morale of Army would be undermined thereby. He expresses opinion that the Bolsheviki will agree to his conditions.