The Under Secretary of State (Cotton) to the Swedish Minister (Boström)

My Dear Mr. Minister: The Solicitor’s Office has prepared, after consideration of your memorandum, a proposed draft convention of which I now enclose a copy.19

As to the questions to be submitted to arbitration, the first differs from your memorandum and the second and third, I think, are in substance the same. Article II I understand to be in general in line with what we have previously said.

Articles III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, and IX are, according to our Solicitor, in the usual form excepting the part about being in English and being in Washington, to which I understood you did not object.

I am not wedded to this particular form of procedure but some procedure requirements should be clear. It would be our intention, in case we reach agreement, to submit this convention to the Senate for its approval.

Sincerely yours,

J. P. Cotton
  1. Not printed; this draft was accepted by the Swedish Government and, except for several typographical changes, is identical with the definitive treaty printed infra.