500.A15/834: Telegram

The Minister in Switzerland (Wilson) to the Secretary of State

123. Drummond telephoned this morning that during Lugano session the three powers mostly interested, namely Great Britain, France and Germany, agreed to advise Loudon to call meeting of the Preparatory Commission between the 8th and 15th of April (the latest date to which Stresemann30 would agree). Drummond stated that the date was not made definite since they recognized that the members [Page 264]of the American delegation coming from the United States might desire to remain home over Easter which occurs March 31. He asked me to obtain an unofficial expression of opinion from you as to which time would be most convenient for the opening of the session between these dates.

Copy to Gibson.

  1. Gustav Stresemann, German Minister of Foreign Affairs.