462.00R294/683f: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in France (Armour)

359. Reparation 98. Repeat following to Berlin as Department’s 80.

“Your 201, October 26, 11 a.m. Department is instructing Mr. E. C. Wilson, Acting American Observer with the Reparation Commission, to proceed to Berlin to present draft agreement and to discuss it with representative designated by the German Government. In accordance with American debt settlement precedents, proposal contemplates an agreement which will be signed at Washington by the Secretary of the Treasury after it has been submitted to Congress and Congress has authorized signature.

Please make appropriate arrangements and extend Mr. Wilson all possible assistance and facilities.”