No. 1.

“Two questions have been raised: one a personal question, as to what was the understanding between the Commissioners at the time the treaty was negotiated) and, second, a general one as to the claims for consequential damages, or indirect claims. With regard to the personal question I will only say this—that we, the Commissioners, were distinctly responsible for having represented to the Government that we understood a promise to be given that these claims were not to be put forward by the United States. But if we are to maintain that position, we of course must be brought into painful relations, and perhaps painful questions, between ourselves and our American colleagues upon that Commission.