File No. 862.85/201

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Uruguay ( Jeffery)


Your November 3, 7 p.m.1 Mr. Polk told the French Ambassador here that in view of fact that United States had no arbitration treaty with Uruguay which deprived this Government of the right to make diplomatic representation where it was a case subject to judicial determination, the United States Government could not very well urge France to sign a treaty with Uruguay more radical than our treaty, although it might be desirable under the circumstances.

  1. Ante, p. 356.