500.A15a3/668: Telegram

The Chairman of the American Delegation (Stimson) to the Acting Secretary of State

39. Delegation’s No. 36, February 5, 5 p.m. If you have delivered yesterday’s message please communicate the following message from Senator Robinson to Senator Swanson:

You will have noted that the American proposal is based on your suggestion that options be given so that Great Britain and the United States may, if they so desire, exactly duplicate each other’s cruiser fleets, ship for ship, ton for ton, and gun for gun. The whole delegation joins me in thanking you for this suggestion which has contributed much to the possibility of solution of this problem.