The Commissioner at Riga (Gade) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received 4:22 p.m.]
140. Latvian delegates returned from Warsaw conference. Foreign Minister states each nation will conduct its peace negotiations with Bolsheviks separately. Poland begins hers in about two weeks at Orsha; Latvia probably sooner in Soviet Russia. No joint conferences in any event Warsaw where principal difficulty arose by Poland insisting upon Latvia and Finland acknowledge their disinterestedness in Poland’s own frontier regulation. Latvia refused, not wishing further Lithuanian difficulties. Poland stated she would in her peace negotiations insist upon Bolshevik western frontier being those of 1772 not mentioning whether this would create separate White Russian Republic. Referring to my 137, March 18, 6 p.m., this suggestion evidently inspired by my British colleague who desired conference held London.