710.C2/228: Telegram

The Ambassador in Brazil ( Morgan ) to the Secretary of State

22. Messrs. Brown Scott and Reeves have handed me the following communication in relation to the subject of Department’s confidential telegram 17, May 11, noon:

“Referring to pages 5 and 6 of instructions of March 15th. American delegates contemplate nothing more than plan for arbitrary settlements based wholly on convention of February 7, 1923, establishing a Central American tribunal thus providing ‘adequate measures’ ‘to existing facilities’ in order to form ‘an appropriate plan for the arbitration of justiciable controversies’ in this hemisphere.

The American delegates have given notice that they will introduce a plan but have not yet done so. The delegation contemplates introducing plan in plenary session of Saturday afternoon next, of which through” agreement with President of Commission there will be neither discussion nor vote except possible reference to forthcoming Habana Conference.”

Morgan