The Netherland Chargé (De Beaufort) to the Secretary of State
Sir: I have the honor to enclose herewith a memorandum regarding the German-Netherland Telegraph Company, which operated the cables Yap–Menado, Yap–Shanghai and Yap–Guam.
These cables being mentioned in Annex VII of the Peace Treaty of Versailles, will be one of the subjects under discussion at the Preliminary Cable Conference, which is now being held in this City.
Under these circumstances my Government wishes me to bring to the knowledge of the delegates to this conference its point of view with regard to this question, and I have therefore taken the liberty to send you the enclosed statement.
Please accept [etc.]