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

The Council of Four: minutes of meetings May 24 to June 28, 1919,   pp. [unnumbered]-762 PDF (251.0 MB)


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THE COUNCIL OF FOUR
his advice. Mr. Lloyd George then read a copy of the telegram he
proposed to send to General Allenby. At M. Clemenceau's request he
agreed to alter one passage in order to make it clear that the French
were not willing to send Commissioners until the relief of British
troops by French troops had been arranged.
M. CLEMENCEAU said he would make no comment beyond asking for
the above alteration.
MR. LLOYD GEORGE promised to send M. Clemenceau a copy of
General Allenby's despatch.
M. ORLANDO said he would not send Commissioners until the British
and French Governments sent them.
9. M. ORLANDO presented several proposed alterations in the Finan-
cial Clauses in the Draft Treaty of Peace with Austria which had been
signed by the representatives of the four States on
tion to rFinanciai  the Drafting Committee of the Financial Commission.
Clauses in thle
Draft Treaty With  PRESIDENT WILSON was reluctant to initial these
Austria       alterations without having some explanation as to
their meaning.
(The question was reserved.)
VILLA MAJESTIC, PARIS, 31 May, 1919.
Appendix I to CF43
COUNCIL OF THE, PRINCIPAL ALLIED AND ASSOCIATED POWERS
Acta
The following action has been taken between Meetings during May
30th and 31st, 1919.
1. On the initiative of M. Clemenceau, it has been agreed, and
General Franchet d'Esperey has been informed on Friday, May 30th,
that the Roumanian proposal that their Army should
Proposed Rou-  march on Buda-Pesth must not be carried out. The
manian March
on Budapest,   Roumanian Delegates in Paris were to be informed
May 30th,
by the French Government.
2. During the Plenary Session of the Conference on Saturday,
May 31st, the following resolution was approved and initialled,
and subsequently handed to the Drafting Committee.
League of Na-
tions: Drafting  'The Drafting Committee is instructed to amend
Correction to Arti-
cle 24, May 31st  the French text of Article 24 of the Covenant of the
League of Nations, in order to make it identical with
the English text, in which language the said Article was originally
3. At the Plenary Session of the Conference on Saturday, May 31st,
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