File No. 711.0012/532m
The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Herrick )
Washington , September 4, 1914.
47. British Ambassador has been authorized to sign the treaty providing for investigation in all cases. British and French treaties were to be signed the same day. French treaty is ready, this Government [Page 7] having accepted and made all changes suggested in recent telegram. Spanish Ambassador has also received instruction to sign treaty which is now being prepared. Please urge upon the Government the advisability of authorizing Ambassador Jusserand to sign on day to be agreed upon between him and the British Ambassador. Twenty-two treaties have already been signed. The British and French treaties are now ready. The Spanish treaty will be ready to-morrow. Duplicate is being sent to the Embassy at Bordeaux.