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

Following views of Keynes expressed to Davis, Cravath and myself first that French demand for huge indemnity was to be the basis for continued occupation and ultimate acquisition of the Rhine Provinces; second that British memorandum on the extent of German ability to pay indemnities was substantially complete but that he would probably not be authorized to show it to us; third as to relief of Central Europe that the policy of British Treasury would be at least in respect of countries like Poland to finance only their own supplies.