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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1919. The Paris Peace Conference
(1919)

Austria and Hungary,   pp. [173]-237 ff. PDF (23.0 MB)


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THE COOLIDGE MISSION
Paris Peace Conf. 184.011/9a
The Secretary of State to the Minister in Switzerland (Stovall)
[PARIS,] 26 December, 1918.
SIR: In order that certain observers of political conditions in the
Central Empires, who are being sent out by the American Commission
to Negotiate Peace, be afforded the necessary assistance by the Govern-
ments of the Countries in which they will be, you are hereby author-
,zed to enter into appropriate negotiations with the Governments of
Germany and Austria Hungary.
I am [etc.]                              [File copy not signed]
Paris Peace Conf. 184.011/15
The Secretary of State to Professor A. C. Coolidge
PARIS, December 26, 1918.
SIR: You are hereby assigned to the American Commission to Nego-
tiate Peace for the purpose of proceeding to Austria for that Commis-
sion to observe political conditions in Austria-Hungary and neigh-
boring countries.
Yours very truly,                       [File copy not signed]
Paris Peace Conf. 184.011/17
The Secretary of the Commnission to Negotiate Peace (Grew) to
Professor A. C. Coolidge
PARIS, December 26, 1918.
Subject: Observation in Eastern countries.
1. You are directed to proceed without undue delay to Switzer-
land, and as soon as the necessary preliminaries are settled then
to Vienna or some other suitable point from which you can make
arrangements for the forwarding of news to the Commission. You
will also, as soon as is feasible, send agents for a longer or shorter
time to such places as Prague, Agram, Budapest, Lemberg, and War-
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