611.60 p 31/31: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Latvia (Coleman)

61. Department’s 42, August 23, 1924, 2 p.m. If exchange of notes with Latvia is not yet concluded please undertake to have inserted in the text as included in the paragraph of the telegram numbered 5, after the 38th word “to” the words “the products of”, so that the passage reads “to the products of any third country” et cetera.

These added words do not appear in the modus vivendi with Esthonia or in some other similar arrangements but were used in certain of the exchanges of notes previously entered into. The Department considers their inclusion in future notes to be necessary as clarifying the exact meaning intended.

Please telegraph present status of negotiations.