500.A14/242: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chairman of the American Delegation (Burton)

21. Your 31, May 15, 3 p.m. The laws of the United States applicable to American nationals in extraterritorial countries under Section 4086 of the Revised Statutes would without provision to that effect in the Convention include laws which may be passed to carry out terms of Convention primarily in this country. However, Department would not object to provision substantially as suggested by you. The meaning would be clearer if words “under legislation” were changed to “under their respective laws.”