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

Yugoslavia,   pp. 892-900 PDF (3.1 MB)


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FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1919, VOLUME 11
The Department further notes the statement contained in the
Note that in accordance with the decision of a body proclaiming
itself the Great National Assembly of the Kingdom of Montenegro,
His Majesty King Nikolas I, and His dynasty, had been deposed
from the throne of that country and had decreed the union of Mon-
tenegro with the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, and
that this decision had been accepted by His Royal Highness the
Crown Prince of Serbia.
The Department further notes the statement that the Legation
of Serbia in the United States will, hereafter, be known as the
Legation of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croatians and Slovenes.
In reply I have the honor to inform you that the Government of
the United States welcomes the union of the Serbian, Croatian and
Slovene provinces within the boundaries of the former Austro-
Hungarian Monarchy to Serbia and recognizes the Serbian Legation
as the Legation of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croatians and
Slovenes.
In taking this action, however, the United States Government
recognizes that the final settlement of territorial frontiers must be
left to the Peace Conference for determination according to the
desires of the peoples concerned.
Accept [etc.]                            FRANK L. POLK
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