711.4112A/29: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain (Houghton)

231. Instruction No. 1437 of May 22, 1928. Embassy’s No. 88, April 27, 1928, 2 p.m.11 Arbitration Treaty.

The suggestion of the British Ambassador that the Arbitration Treaty of 1908, which expired June 4, should be prolonged proved [Page 948] impracticable and nothing has since been received from the British Government in regard to negotiation of new treaty.

Please inquire at the Foreign Office whether it will shortly furnish the British Embassy in Washington with instructions. An early reply is desired.