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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1919
(1919)

Czechoslovakia,   pp. 85-93 PDF (2.9 MB)


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CZECHOSLOVAKIA
DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATION
Appointment of an American Minister to Czechoslovakia, April 23, 1919,'
and of a Czechoslovak Charge d'Affaires
123C853/-: Telegram
The Commission to Negotiate Peace to the Acting Secretary of State
PARIS, April 15, 1919, 9 p.m.
[Received 9.14 p.M.]
1627. For Richard Crane.
President has authorized me to tender you appointment as Minister
to Czecho-Slovak Republic. You have as you know my warmest
congratulations and my personal confidence in your success if you
accept the appointment to so difficult a post. Please telegraph im-
mediately your acceptance and how soon can you leave to enter upon
your duties. The situation demands the presence of an American
Minister at the earliest possible date. Lansing.
AM[ERICAN] MISSION
123C853/la: Telegram
The Acting Secretary of State to the Commission to Negotiate Peace
WASHINGTON, April 18, 1919, 5 p.m.
1630. For Lansing: Please convey to the President my sincere
appreciation of the honor he has conferred in tendering me the ap-
pointment as Minister to Czecho-Slovak Republic and inform the
President that I accept. It will be difficult for me to arrange my
affairs in less than ten days. Whatever qualifications I have for this
post have been developed by my association with you and your con-
fidence in my ability has materially helped me in coming to a de-
cision. Crane.                                          POLK
123C853/6b: Telegram
The Acting Secretary of State to the Commission to Negotiate Peace
WASHINGTON, April 03, 1919, 3 p.m.
1701. Crane took oath today. Understand he will be commis-
sioned in Paris. Letter of credence will be prepared here and
1 This date has been fixed by the Department of State as that of the recogni-
tion of Czechoslovakia (File No. 800.01/13a).
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