711.60 f 12A/5: Telegram

The Minister in Czechoslovakia (Einstein) to the Secretary of State

42. Minister of Foreign Affairs spoke to me about the draft of treaty of arbitration transmitted by you to the Czechoslovak Minister at Washington on March 27 ultimo. He is prepared to sign this as it stands but would prefer to substitute [for?] the word “equity” in article one, first paragraph, last line, the words “international law” as equity conveys a different connotation under their law. He does not however insist on this. He is willing to sign such a treaty either at Prague or at Washington in accordance with your preference.