123C853/1a: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Commission to Negotiate Peace

1630. For Lansing: Please convey to the President my sincere appreciation of the honor he has conferred in tendering me the appointment as Minister to Czecho-Slovak Republic and inform the President that I accept. It will be difficult for me to arrange my affairs in less than ten days. Whatever qualifications I have for this post have been developed by my association with you and your confidence in my ability has materially helped me in coming to a decision. Crane.