462.00 R 29/124: Telegram

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

769. R–441 for Davis. Department’s 552, March 18, 4 p.m., your R–278.

Fully agree with your interpretation of article 235. You must fully understand that by written memorandum, by formal oral statements and argument, and informal statements to Reparation Commission and to delegates I have constantly, in season and out of season, set forth our view as to such interpretation and have made so many arguments on the subject, in my opinion unanswerable, and which have not been answered, that there is no doubt (a) that our position is thoroughly understood and (b) there is no use, through Reparation Commission, of making any other theoretical arguments on the subject. Rathbone.