The Czechoslovak Minister (Hurban) to the Secretary of State

Excellency: I was instructed by my Government in a message received October first at 12:30 a.m. to communicate immediately to the Government of the United States the contents of Poland’s ultimatum which was handed to the Czechoslovak Government shortly before midnight September thirtieth. My efforts to transmit the message during the night were unsuccessful.

Inasmuch as the Czechoslovak Government, according to later information,14 was forced to yield to the Polish demands, I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that the Czechoslovak Government considers the act of the Polish Government as a violation not only of the Briand-Kellogg Pact to which both States are signatories, but also of Paragraph 2 of the addenda to the agreement of the Four Powers reached at Munich on September 29th.

Accept [etc.]

V. I. Hurban
  1. Communiqué issued by the Czechoslovak Government, October 1.