763.72119/10874a: Circular telegram
The Acting Secretary of State to Diplomatic Representatives in Certain Countries 4
For your information. It has been decided to discontinue our representation on the Council of Ambassadors. In announcing this action to his colleagues and to the President of the Council of Ambassadors, Mr. Wallace was instructed to state that the United States had participated in the Conference primarily for the purpose of dealing with questions relating to the armistice and also to keep conversant with questions relating to the treaty pending the action of the United States on the treaty, and to express the sincere appreciation of the American Government for all the courtesies extended to him. As the most important questions relating to the armistice have been disposed of and as the United States has not ratified the treaty of Versailles, there appears to be no further occasion for continued representation by the United States on the Council of Ambassadors. For your further information. Boyden will until further instructed continue unofficially on the Reparation Committee.
- Those in Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and Yugoslavia.↩