File No. 763.72/931

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain (Page)1


At the request of the German Government and on the understanding that the Department is merely acting as a medium of communication and has no comments whatsoever to make, you may bring to the attention of the Foreign Office the fact that on August 22 the German Government addressed a note to the American Ambassador at Berlin, referring to Article 11 of the Congo Act of February 26, 1885, relating to the neutralization of the colonies lying within the conventional free-trade zone. The note points out that Chapter 3 of this act deals with neutrality, and that Germany is willing to agree to such neutralization.

Department is transmitting similar communications to the French and Belgian Governments.

  1. The same to the Ambassador in France and the Minister in Belgium