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

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Representation on the Supreme Council (Council of the Heads of Delegations)
and the Interim Reparation Commission (Organization Committee of the
Reparation Commission)-Refusal to Participate in Setting Up Commis-
sions under the Treaty .of Versailles-Discontinuance of Representation on
the Supreme Economic Council-Departure of the American Commission
from Paris, December 9, 1919-Designation of Ambassador Wallace as
Observer on the Supreme Council, December 8; on the Committee of Am-
bassadors, January 9, 1920-Unofficial Representation on the Reparation
Commission and the Rhineland High Commission
763.72119/5518: Telegram
The Commission to Negotiate Peace to the Acting Secretary of State
PARIS, July 4, 1919, 9 a.m.
[Received 10.19 a.m.]
2960. Confidential. On invitation of Monsieur Clemenceau heads
of delegations met in M. Pichon's office at the Quai d'Orsay July
1st. in the afternoon to discuss procedure and organizations. It was
decided that for the time being a Council of Heads [of] Delegations
should meet daily to carry on the work of the Council of the Princi-
pal Allied and Associated Powers. This Council will consist of M.
Pichon, Mr. Lansing,2 Mr. Balfour, Mr. Tittoni and Baron Makino.
The Council met yesterday afternoon at the Quai d'Orsay. M.
Tardieu acted chairman in the absence of M. Pichon whose presence
was required in the Chamber of Deputies.
2. The members of the Council gave the names of the representa-
tives of their respective delegations appointed on the commission to
supervise the execution of the treaty of peace with Germany. Mr.
John Foster Dulles was named for the United States.
1The papers included in this section cover only the period following the
signature of the treaty with Germany and President Wilson's departure from
Paris. Temporary missions of investigation, etc., dispatched by the Conference
are disregarded.
The files of the Peace Commission have been used to supply bracketed correc-
tions wherever telegrams from the Commission have been received in a garbled
2Replaced by Frank Lyon Polk; see telegram to the Commission, July 19,
p. 3.

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