862t.01/408: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Germany ( Houghton )

79. Your 103, May 22, 9 a.m., your 6[82], April 25, 3 p.m., and Dresel’s 63, March 29, 3 p.m. Please communicate substantially the following to German Government:

“My Government has given the most careful consideration to the request contained in your note of March 29, 1922, and to similar requests expressed on behalf of the Allied Governments, to the effect that American troops be retained at Coblenz. My Government has now decided, and has instructed me to inform you, that a force of approximately 1,000 American soldiers, under the command of Major General Henry T. Allen, is to remain at Coblenz for the time being.”