550.48 B 1/45: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Switzerland (Gibson)

75. Your 104, June 2, 9 p.m. Reference United States attendance at autonomous conference on slavery.

While it is impossible for the Department to make definite commitment at this time prior to the receipt of the text of the invitation, you may, if you think it desirable, let Drummond know informally that an invitation to attend an autonomous international conference on slavery would be given the most sympathetic consideration by this Government, in view of its relationship to previous international conventions on this subject.52

  1. An autonomous international conference on slavery was not called. The text of an international convention for the suppression of slavery was drawn up by the Assembly of the League of Nations and was opened for signature on Sept. 25, 1926. See Department of State Treaty Series No. 778: Convention between the United States and Other Powers—Slavery; also 46 Stat. (pt. 2) 2183.