File No. 711.0012/616a

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Herrick )

[Telegram]

Eighteen peace treaties ratified yesterday. Is French Government disposed to consider signing treaty agreed upon when Great Britain is ready or must it await the conclusion of the war? It seems desirable that it should be signed as soon as possible in order that both countries may have the benefit of it in case any dispute should arise as result of the war. Has any answer been made to our representations in regard to interpretation of section relating to report?

Bryan