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

Poland,   pp. 741-800 PDF (21.7 MB)


Page 741

POLAND
RECOGNITION BY THE UNITED STATES OF THE POLISH PRO-
VISIONAL GOVERNMENT, JANUARY 22, 1919-EXCHANGE OF
MINISTERS
860c.01/206: Telegram
The Commission to Negotiate Peace to the Acting Secretary of State
PARIS, January 22, 1919, 7 p.mr.
[Received January 23, 3.46 a.m.]
395. Acting under direction from the President, I have sent the
following telegram to Mr. Paderewski which gives full recognition
to the Provisional Polish Government. In view of the necessity of
immediate action I did not send the communication through the
Department as I would normally do.
Following is the message:
" The President of the United States directs me to extend to you as
Prime Minister and Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Provisional
Polish Government his sincere wishes for your success in the high
office which you have assumed and his earnest hope that the Gov-
ernment of which you are a, part will bring prosperity to the Republic
of Poland.
It is my privilege to extend to you at this time my personal greet-
ings and officially to assure you that it will [be] a source of grati-
fication to enter into official relations with you at the earliest
opportunity. To render to your country such aid as is possible at this
time as it enters upon a new cycle of independent life, will be in full
accord with that spirit of friendliness which has in the past ani-
mated the American people in their relations with your countrymen."
Lansing
AM [ERICAN] MISSION
123H21/6: Telegram
The Commission to Negotiate Peace to the Acting Secretary of State
[Extract]
PARIS, April 15, 1919, 9 p.m.
[Received April 16, 5.50 a.m.]
1626. The President has made the following recess appoint-
ments as Ministers: . . . Hugh Gibson to Poland . . . Gibson has
accepted.'
'His commission was issued Apr. 16.
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