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

Yugoslavia,   pp. 892-900 PDF (3.1 MB)


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YUGOSLAVIA 1
RECOGNITION BY THE UNITED STATES OF THE KINGDOM OF THE
SERBS, CROATS AND SLOVENES, FEBRUARY 7, 1919
860h.01/23
The Serbian Charge (Simdtch) to the Secretary of State
No. 176                     WASHINGTON, November 11, 1918.
YouIR EXCELLENCY: I have the honor to inform Your Excellency
that the Serbian Government has recognized the National Council
in Zagreb as the legitimate representative of the Serbians, Croatians
and Slovenes who are residing within the boundaries of the former
Austro-Hungarian Monarchy until the definite organization of one
state which will comprise all Serbians, Croatians and Slovenes, when
the Serbian Government and the National Council will create one
common government who will protect the rights of the nation of all
Serbians, Croatians and Slovenes.
Until the organization of this Government Mr. Troumbitch, Presi-
dent of the Jugoslav Committee in London, has been entrusted with
the mandate to represent the National Council in Zagreb with the
Allied Governments.
In bringing the above to the knowledge of Your Excellency I beg
to present that the Serbian Government anticipates that the United
States Government will recognize the National Council in Zagreb,
the members of whom have been elected by the parliament, as the
legitimate government of the Jugoslavs (Serbians, Croatians and
Slovenes,) living within the boundaries of the former Austro-
Hungarian Monarchy, and consider that government and its army
as an ally.
With renewed assurance [etc.]                 Y. SIMITCH
860h.01/21
The Serbian Charge (Simitch) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Translation]
WASHINGTON, undated.
[Received January 6,1919.]
MR. SECRETARY: I am instructed by my Government to submit here-
with the following communication:
1This designation, rendered official by decree of Oct. 3, 1929, is employed
in
headings, as also the adjective "Yugoslav," in preference to the
unwieldy
official title of the time, " Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes."
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