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

Danzig,   pp. 94-97 PDF (1.1 MB)

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The Director of the Consular Service of the Department of State
(Carr) to Consul WVill'can Dawson
WASHINGTON, October 6, 1919.
SIR: You are hereby designated as American Commissioner at
Dantzig, and you are instructed to proceed to Dantzig and assume
your duties as early as possible.
Mr. Albert Halstead, Jr., who is now in the United States, has
been offered the position of clerk at Dantzig and has been instructed
to arrange to proceed with you.
You are authorized to purchase necessary furniture and furnish-
ings for the opening of the office, keeping these expenditures as
low as practicable, and not exceeding a total of $500. You will,
as early as practicable after your arrival at your post, submit an
itemized estimate of the expenses of conducting the office.
I am [etc.]                               WILBUR J. CARR
The Commissioner at Danzig (Dawson) to the Secretary of State
[Extracts ]
No. 1                         DANZIG, November 29, 1919.
[Received December 23.]
SIR: I have the honor, with reference to my despatch of October
30, 1919,1 reporting my departure from the United States on the
U.S.S. George Washington, to state that Mr. Albert Halstead, jr.,
and myself landed at Brest, France, on November 12th and pro-
ceeded to Paris the same day. We arrived at Paris on the 13th
instant and reported immediately to the American Peace Mission.
Following the advice of the Mission, we left Paris for Warsaw on
November 17th by the French Military Train which makes the
journey via Switzerland and Vienna. Upon my arrival at Warsaw
on the afternoon of November 20th, I reported to the American
Legation in that city and arranged to proceed to Danzig by the
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