The Secretary of State to the Commissioner at Budapest (Grant-Smith)
292. Refer to note from Pelényi to Bánffy, transmitted in Department’s number 291, July 9. You are permitted, at your discretion, to state to the Government of Hungary that the peace resolution2 is a clear expression of the Congress that those rights, advantages, and interests must be secured to the United States of America, and that our Government will not conclude any treaty that does not secure those rights, etc. You may indicate clearly that the matter of resuming diplomatic relations, which lies within the discretion of the President, and additional steps in regard to the relations between the two countries, will depend largely on the attitude of the Government of Hungary on this subject.
Department is instructing Dresel3 to send text of peace resolution to you.