The Secretary of State to the High Commissioner in Turkey (Bristol)
6. Your telegram No. 5, January 13, noon. You should discreetly do everything you can to dispel any idea that advice and consent to the ratification of the treaty by the Senate is a foregone conclusion, indicating that at the present time opposition is particularly active and strong.
In view of the possibility set forth in the Department’s No. 5, January 11, 6 p.m., undue optimism in Turkish circles in regard to the approval of the treaty would be more regrettable.