711.519/b: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Herrick)15

228. Department’s Circular message June 12, 3 p.m. I have presented the subject and articles of proposed treaty to Ambassadors of Great Britain,15a France, Italy and Japan, and have also presented the matter to Spain through the Embassy at Madrid in connection with proposed commercial treaty now under negotiation there.16 Will await replies from Governments mentioned above before approaching other governments.

  1. The same, June 13, to Great Britain (no. 139); Italy (no. 49); and to Japan (no. 55), except that introductory sentence was changed to refer to Department’s telegram no. 56, June 13, noon (not printed). On June 15 the Ambassador was instructed to repeat this telegram to Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands, and on June 16 to Norway, Sweden, and Portugal (file nos. 711.519/a supp., b supp.).
  2. In the absence of the British Ambassador the draft treaty was handed to Mr. H. G. Chilton, the British Chargé.
  3. See vol. ii, pp. 831 ff.