The Chief of the American Delegation (Wilson) to the Secretary of State
[Received October 17—4:25 p.m.]
1. First session, morning. In view of cordial reference to presence of American delegation, I thanked the President (Colijn, Netherlands), expressed interest of my Government in finding solution of difficulties, and assured Conference of earnest cooperation of American delegation. Acknowledgement was also made by Egypt, only other nonmember state.
Second session, afternoon, devoted to general statements bringing out especially on the part of Great Britain a warning against undue expectation of complete accomplishment of the entire task at this time. Smaller countries expressed general reserve awaiting action [of] neighbors and stronger states industrially. I made no statement.