The Secretary of State to the Acting Chairman of the American Delegation (Gibson)
160. For Gibson and Davis. Department’s 158, June 29, 5 p.m. In addition to the arguments set forth in paragraph fourth in telegram under reference which I believe may be safely used with the French, it seems to me that Davis’s argument described at the end of your 276, June 25, 2 p.m. to the effect that it should mean a great deal to France to have the signature of the United States and Great Britain to a disarmament treaty which fixes the armaments of all nations, the inviolability of which treaty it will naturally be to the interests of the United States to see maintained, is a legitimate and forceful argument and can be safely used provided the idea of consultation is not stressed or extended.