Mr. D. H. Miller to Colonel E. M. House 5

Cravath thinks that final attitude of British as to indemnities is uncertain largely owing to politics here but agrees with Davis that we will be in better position if when negotiations begin we ask British French and Italians for a definite formulation of their attitude on this and financial questions generally in which their interest is more direct than our own. Nicholson [Nicolson] of Foreign Office told Cravath that French memorandum on indemnities had been presented which Nicholson [Nicolson] described as fantastic. I am planning to return to Paris Saturday unless I receive other instructions.

  1. This and the following telegram are reprinted from David Hunter Miller, My Diary at the Conference of Paris, With Documents [1924–26], vol. i, pp. 30 and 36.