550.S1/171: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain (Mellon)

[Extract]7

237. Please deliver the following personal message from Norman Davis to Sir John Simon and telegraph his reply:

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

“2. Sometime ago both you and the Prime Minister8 suggested the advisability of my going to England for a discussion of some of the naval questions which have arisen between our two countries with [Page 529]a view to ironing out any differences and ascertaining so far as possible what can and should be done, as between our two countries. It seems to me it would be well to do this and if you still think it desirable I will endeavor to return prepared to talk over these naval questions as soon as we dispose of the preliminary questions relating to the Committee on Arrangements.

“Please let me know your views on the above, in order that I may make my plans accordingly.”

Stimson
  1. The deleted portion of this telegram relates to the opening of preliminary talks relative to the Monetary and Economic Conference scheduled for 1933; for correspondence, see pp. 808 ff.
  2. See memorandum of trans-Atlantic telephone conversation, July 8, 4 p.m., p. 279.