550.M1/42

The Chargé in Switzerland ( Marriner ) to the Secretary of State

No. 1055
L. N. No. 841

Sir: I have the honor to refer to my telegram No. 137, of December 23, 1 p.m. 1926,81 and to enclose the text of the invitation (with attached document C.E.I.6) of the Secretary General of the League of Nations,82 inviting the United States to take part in the appointment of the members of the International Economic Conference which will be held on May 4th, 1927. It will be noted that the invitation specifies that each country is to appoint not more than five members, who may be accompanied by experts who will have the right to attend the proceedings of the Conference, but without the right to speak or vote, except by special permission. It likewise specifies that the expenses of the members and experts shall be borne by the respective Governments. The members of the Conference, although appointed by Governments, will not in any way bind their Governments nor be qualified to act as spokesmen of an official policy. The Secretary General would be grateful for a telegraphic reply to this invitation before the end of February, 1927.

I have [etc.]

J. Theodore Marriner
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  2. Enclosures not printed. For agenda of the Conference, see League of Nations, Report and Proceedings, vol. i, p. 9.