550.E1 Russia/10: Telegram

The Ambassador in Italy (Child) to the Secretary of State


61. Your 13, May 17, 1 p.m. I communicated your expressions in their exact text to Facta, the president of the Conference, and to Schanzer in the presence of Lloyd George and my secretary. Lloyd George said that in his opinion our attitude made it unlikely that the United States would join in the project for a meeting at The Hague. This position was reflected in the British press bureau resulting in press inquiries as to whether there was a change in the American position. I made an emphatic statement that from the first there has not been and that there is not now any change whatever and that now there is no room for the least misunderstanding.