The Commission to Negotiate Peace to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received 9.14 p.m.]
1627. For Richard Crane.
President has authorized me to tender you appointment as Minister to Czecho-Slovak Republic. You have as you know my warmest congratulations and my personal confidence in your success if you accept the appointment to so difficult a post. Please telegraph immediately your acceptance and how soon can you leave to enter upon your duties. The situation demands the presence of an American Minister at the earliest possible date. Lansing.