462.00 R 294/199: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Herrick)
Washington, May 1, 1923—5 p.m.
178. For Wadsworth. W–34.
The Department has received your W–41, April 30, and commends your action. The modification of and addition to paragraph 2 of article 6 as reported in paragraph 3 of your W–41 are approved.
It would be entirely agreeable to the Department if the Allies should propose the elimination of paragraph 2, article 6.
Department approves your refusal to give up our right of abrogation, which right should be maintained by you even if the entire elimination of paragraph 2 is suggested by the Allies.[Page 174]
If and when agreement is signed, please notify me promptly.