850d.00/376: Telegram

The Ambassador in France (Wallace) to the Secretary of State

415. Mission. Spitzbergen treaty was signed this afternoon in the Clock Room at the Quai d’Orsay by the representatives of America, France, Denmark, Norway, Holland, and Sweden. A note was also signed to enable the powers who had not affixed their signatures to text [to do so] up to April 8. Mr. Millerand read a note from the British Embassy stating that Lord Derby would sign the treaty upon his return from London, also a note from the Italian delegation stating that Count Ferraris had left to attend the meeting of the Council of the League of Nations in London and would sign the treaty upon his return. Millerand stated the Japanese representative had likewise left for London and that he would no doubt sign the treaty upon his return.