711.6212 A/5: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Germany (Schurman)

23. Department handed German Ambassador March 12 a draft of a proposed treaty of arbitration between the United States and Germany. The provisions of the draft are identical in effect with those of the arbitration treaty recently signed with France3 and with draft arbitration treaties already submitted to the Spanish,. British, Japanese, Italian and Norwegian Governments.4

Department also handed to the Ambassador draft of treaty of similar purport to the so-called Bryan Treaties.5

The text of these proposed treaties will be forwarded in next pouch.6

  1. Ante, p. 816.
  2. For negotiations with Great Britain, see Post, pp. 945 ff; with Italy, Japan, and Spain, see vol. iii, pp. 102 ff., pp. 135 ff., and pp. 879 ff. Although negotiations with Norway were instituted in 1928, the treaty was not signed until 1929 (Department of State Treaty Series No. 788).
  3. For index references to the Bryan treaties, see Foreign Relations, 1914, p. 1130; 1915, p. 1328; 1916, p. 1007.
  4. Draft treaties not printed.