462.00 R 294/67: Telegram

The Ambassador in Great Britain ( Harvey ) to the Secretary of State

174. Your telegram number 76 March 20, 2 p.m.63

I am in receipt from Curzon of a formal reply to my textual communication stating as follows:

“I am anxious to lose no time in assuring Your Excellency that the claim put forward by the United States Government that these expenses should be reimbursed to them is one which His Majesty’s Government would not in any circumstances desire to question. It would be impossible to do so without an indifference to manifest considerations of justice and without a failure to recognize the part played by the United States in the war and in the subsequent occupation such as I am confident that your Government would not think of imputing to His Majesty’s Government. It is the earnest desire of His Majesty’s Government that means should be found with as [Page 229] little delay as possible to give practical effect to the desires of the United States Government as explained by Your Excellency and I am accordingly placing myself in communication with the Governments of France and Belgium in the hope that a speedy agreement may be reached as to the most convenient method by which the Allied and Associated Governments may concert together to secure the desired end.”

  1. See Department’s telegram no. 90, Mar. 20, 2 p.m., to the Ambassador in France, p. 220.