462.00 R 296/2149: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Herrick)

53. Reparation 45. Your Reparation 79. You are authorized to state: (1) That the United States Government is prepared to substitute the assurance recommended in the conclusions of Annex 3314–A for that already given subject to all other interested governments giving similar assurance; and (2) That it interprets this assurance and Article 2 of the agreement of January 13, 1927, to mean that if at any given date claims should become payable, the Powers concerned would be willing that sums up to the amount of the savings [Page 884]of the Rhineland Commission should be taken out of the part of the annuity then current which would otherwise be available for distribution among them.