File No. 763.72/1500

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

[Telegram]

1693. I have discussed your 1169, February 20, 8 p. m., with Sir Edward Grey and urged it upon him. He is non-committal but I inferred from his conversation that he favors your proposals at least in principle. But he informed me that it would require some time to give an answer since it must be presented first to the Cabinet and then to the Allies.

American Ambassador