462.00 R 294/158: Telegram

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


163. W–17. Department’s W–14, March 31, 3 p.m. At the last meeting the Allies suggested as an alternative to signing the agreement subject to the approval of the other powers that the agreement be presented to the other powers for approval before its signature. I should like to have your opinion on this procedure tonight, but I shall take position as directed in the strongest possible way. The last sentence of your W–14 has been noted and I shall act accordingly. Wadsworth.