The Secretary of State to the Chief of the American Representation on the Preparatory Commission ( Gibson )
109. Course you outline in your telegram No. 214, April 4, 8 p.m., is approved, and I authorize statement along lines indicated at time you deem most opportune. Begin statement at point reading “I therefore venture to recommend.” I suggest that it might be desirable to omit portion beginning “that of course we could not become a party” and ending “which might be achieved by their agreement.” This portion might be open to misinterpretation and does not seem to be necessary.