462.00R296A1/12: Telegram

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

5. Your 4, January 5, 2 p.m. Your advice to Baldwin is approved. Please make it very clear to him that as we are to have no observer at this conference he is not in any way to allow it to appear that he is seeking or is anxious to obtain information, nor is he to allow anyone at the Lausanne Conference to put him in the position of being a medium of communication between the conference and this Government. If any question of approaching this Government formally or informally should arise he is to refer the matter to you and keep out of it himself.