File No. 812.011/6

Mr. Parker, representing American interests, to the Secretary of State


637. Department’s 608. Through friends in Congress I am endeavoring to obtain text of articles already approved.

Article 3 as approved makes all primary education nonsectarian and lay. This means the prohibition of schools carried on or controlled by the various Roman Catholic orders and by the different Protestant missions boards. Most of the latter and many of the former are American.