611.60 p 31/19: Telegram

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

41. Your 68, August 6, 4 p.m. Department desires you to press for prompt conclusion of provisional agreement in accordance with its 39, August 4, 3 p.m. Conversations with Latvian Minister here indicate that he is advising his Government favorably to such end.

Department considers it impracticable to sign long-term treaty at same time. There has never been any intention, however, to fail to renew negotiations, which Department expects to propose as soon after provisional agreement becomes operative as it completes its study of the counter-proposals submitted by Latvia in February 1924,11 which was suspended while the Senate had the Treaty with Germany under consideration.

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