767.68119 P 43/1a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy ( Child )

161. The President desires you to be one of the observers to be present at Lausanne during the peace conference. Mr. Grew, the American Minister at Berne, will be associated with you in this work, and in addition, Admiral Bristol will be requested to be present in Lausanne for such time as he can be appropriately spared from his post at Constantinople. The Department is advising Mr. Grew and Admiral Bristol accordingly. Department will take up with you and Mr. Grew later the question of secretarial and clerical personnel.