File No. 711.0012/524a

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Germany ( Gerard )


272. Treaties with Great Britain, France, and Spain ratified. Treaties with Russia, Sweden, and Greece have been agreed upon and will be signed in a few days. If Germany and Austria will agree to similar treaties the success of the plan will be complete. Both governments have endorsed the principles. Please lay these facts before the Foreign Office and [say] that we shall be much gratified to take up for consideration the drafting of such a treaty. Will agree to any reasonable change in matter of detail.