The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Italy (Jay)
52. Your 113 of March 13. The United States has not been represented at any meetings of the Council of the League of Nations at Paris or London. No representatives of this Government should be present at the meetings of the Council in Italy. You can not ask to be kept officially informed of the proceedings, but it is expected that the Embassy will report fully such information as it can gather.
If you are requested to be present at the meeting of the Prime Ministers to represent this Government for the purpose of observing, you are to express this Government’s appreciation. At the same time you are to say that we are unable to avail ourselves of the invitation to be present, in view of the fact that we had not been represented in London or Paris.