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

Netherlands,   pp. 650-658 PDF (2.8 MB)


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FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1919, VOLUME II
date of the exchange of ratifications which shall take place at Wash-
ington as soon as possible.
Done in duplicate at Washington, in the English and Dutch lan-
guages, this eighth day of March, one thousand nine hundred and
nineteen.
[SEAL]   FRANK L. POLK
[SEAL]   J. T. CREMER
ASYLUM OF THE FORMER GERMAN EMPEROR AND THE CROWN
PRINCE IN THE NETHERLANDS
862.001W64/103: Telegram
The Special Representative (House) to the Secretary of State
PARIS, November 19, 1918, 5 p.M.
[Received November 19, 3.30 p.m.]
121. For the President. John Garrett 4 who is here would appre-
ciate immediately your opinion regarding the question of the Kaiser's
remaining in Holland. He believes that the last Dutch Government
fell because they permitted him to cross the border. He says he will
be asked immediately upon his return on Saturday concerning the
views of our Government. Personally he feels that such close prox-
imity to Prussia will inevitably lead to dangerous intrigues. I share
this opinion.
EDWARD HOUISE
862.001W64/42: Telegram
The Charge in the Netherlands (Bliss) to the Secretary of State
THE HAGUE, November 2.0, 1918,9 p.M.
[Received November 21, 5.27 p.m.]
5255. My 5028 November 11, 8 p.m. and 5128 November 13.5 My
French colleague informs me that he learns from Minister for For-
eign Affairs that Crown Prince as well as his suite and that of
Emperor are no longer considered by the Government of the Nether-
lands as interned. This decision being taken in view of the release
in Holland of all interned persons as well as prisoners of war who
are interned. Netherlands Premier made statement in Chamber this
afternoon to the effect that ex-Kaiser had arrived as private person
and would be treated as such, but it was duty of Dutch Government
to take care that hospitality will not be abused.
Buss
652
4Minister in the Netherlands.
6 Neither printed.


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