Captain Richard H. Jackson, United States Staff Representative in Paris, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
<October 8, 1918.>
C A B L E G R A M RECEIVED Y-11
Origin Comfran Brest (Naval Staff Representative Paris) 8161
Ref’d to Date
CS Oct 9
8161. VERY URGENT. “Prime ministers of Great Britain, France and Italy have prepared certain terms of armistice with the Central Powers. Referred to meeting military representatives Versailles with whom were associated representatives American, British, French, Italian navies. Meeting held this morning and military and naval details drawn up and signed by all but General Bliss and Captain Jackson. General Bliss has cable President asking power sign for United States. Following message gives terms agreed upon by naval members Vice Admiral Debon presiding and accepted by joint body. Provided President approves General Bliss’ request authority to sign I request authority to sign.” 18108 8161
Sent: 11:29 p.m., October 8, 1918.
Recd: 11:38 p.m., October 8, 1918.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.