711.60p2/22: Telegram

The Minister in Latvia ( Coleman ) to the Secretary of State

43. Your 19, May 16, 3 p.m. Paragraph 4. This will be reconsidered by Government commissions. Paragraph 5. The exception (c) implies no discrimination against United States compared with other countries. Only present monopolies existing are alcohol and flax. Latvian Government desires free hand respecting such. Inclusion stated to be without slightest prejudice United States commerce. Paragraph 7. Latvian Government insists upon addition words “or in transit” to conform with obligations entered into such as Barcelona Convention of 192134 which may be mentioned in treaty if thought desirable.

  1. League of Nations Treaty Series, vol. vii, pp. 11, 26.