856d.6363/514: Telegram

The Chargé in the Netherlands (Norweb) to the Secretary of State

9. Department’s telegram 8, March 2, 4 p.m. Delivered memorandum this morning to the Secretary General of the Foreign Office who expressed the opinion that it should not be difficult to meet its provisions. He believed, however, the Colonial Minister in complying therewith would expect it to be understood that definite declaration would be forthcoming on our part that Holland is considered a mere [sic] reciprocating country. Is the Department of the Interior disposed to give this assurance? Anticipate no further developments until return of Minister for Foreign Affairs from Geneva next week.