711.74119/6: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Bulgaria (Wilson)

7. Your 8, February 23rd, 2 p.m. If you consider time opportune, Department desires you again to take up draft treaty with Bulgarian Government. You should point out informally that suggestion regarding Article 48 and section IV part III of the Treaty of Neuilly cannot be entertained as it constitutes a departure from this Government’s settled practice of non-interference in territorial or political questions affecting European countries, but that if Bulgarian Government should have other modifications to suggest, they may be submitted for the Department’s consideration.

With reference to your written despatch No. 30 of February 13th, you should avoid conveying the impression that acceptance of the proposed draft treaty would result in either official or unofficial American representation on reparation or other commissions provided under Treaty of Neuilly. The fact that this country might desire the right eventually to be so represented indicates neither the present intention nor any obligation to take such action.