The Secretary of State to the Chairman of the American Delegation (Burton)
64. The Department has received your telegrams through No. 87, June 14, 9 p.m., and, if in your judgment no new or objectionable features are introduced into the treaty prior to the time of signature, and provided that a reasonable number of powers including several of the principal arms producing nations are also prepared to sign, you are authorized to sign the convention. Report at earliest possible moment for press release both the hour of signature and who will sign for this Government, and send flash after signature.