President Harding to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: Replying to yours of March 2d, in which you make further reference to the unconditional favored nation policy in the negotiation of commercial treaties, you may proceed along the lines already approved. I take it that the preservation of the reciprocity arrangement with Cuba will lead to some embarrassment before we may on our part accept special reciprocity agreements on the part of other nations, where there exist such peculiar relationships as those existing between Cuba and the United States.

Very truly yours,

Warren G. Harding