The Secretary of State to the Chief of the American Delegation (Wilson)
8. Your No. 11, October 20, 10 a.m. Department authorizes you at your discretion to associate yourself with the French suggestion that import and export restrictions be considered separately, and affirmatively urge its adoption. It is Department’s view that if suggestion be adopted it might react favorably in solving raw materials and other problems, not in present discussions alone but in future international conferences. Your attention is invited to Department’s No. 1, October 17, 5 p.m., paragraph No. 4.
Department approves your action reported your No. 12, October 20, 10 p.m.