500.A15 Arms Truce/46: Telegram

The Minister in Switzerland ( Wilson ) to the Secretary of State

168. Supplementing my 167, September 26, 8 p.m. Grandi who has remained over has come to the conclusion that rather than block unanimity so precious in the eyes of League members he will acquiesce in the French text. As I know that Cecil is also ready to acquiesce I believe this will make a unanimous decision at tomorrow’s meeting if we are in a position to acquiesce as well.

No delegate has of course made any declaration as to his interpretation of the French text. Other than its psychological value the text would seem to serve only one useful purpose, namely, to provide during the period of the truce against disagreeable surprises, a point of particular value to the small continental states.