462.11 W 892/52: Telegram

The Ambassador in Germany ( Houghton ) to the Secretary of State

158. Your 105, August 5, noon. In last sentence of second paragraph should not “paragraphs 5 to 6 inclusive” read “paragraphs 5 to 7 inclusive”.

Also end of second paragraph, Foreign Office requests addition of phrase “and the Treaty of Versailles” after words “August 25, 1921,” in order to correspond with language used in article I of agreement.

Foreign Office states that omission of reference to the Treaty Versailles would cause serious parliamentary opposition.

Affirmative action of Department on the above matter consummates; preliminary arrangements and will enable me to sign probably tomorrow if so instructed.