611.60 p 31/6: Telegram

The Chargé in Latvia (White) to the Secretary of State

151. Department’s 46, September 19, 4 p.m.7 Inasmuch as Foreign Minister Seya requested modifications in formula contained in Department’s 35, July 29, 4 p.m., and Acting Foreign Minister Albats desires changes in that telegraphed in Department’s 42, August 23, 2 p.m., I thought it more economical to obtain a written statement [Page 493] of alterations desired by Foreign Office prior to telegraphing further. Before giving me proposals in writing, Acting Foreign Minister desires to submit Department project to a meeting of the local commercial representatives. This meeting, already twice postponed, is due Monday 22nd.

Albats tells of [me?] that he wishes “procès-verbal” changed to “provisional agreement” and that Finland should be included with Esthonia, et cetera, as exception to extension of most-favored-nation treatment. The term “provisional agreement” is considered more likely to be acceptable to Diet which must [ratify?] arrangement. Although I have verbally stated that it will not be submitted to our Senate, I will telegraph again when I have written proposals.

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