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The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Edge)

485. With reference to your despatch No. 1712, August 6, the Treasury suggests that negotiations be resumed at such time as you deem advisable for the purpose of obtaining the signatures to the Treaty with Article X entirely eliminated. In the event that the elimination of Article X finally proves impossible the Treasury suggests that it be consulted at that time as to the advisability of attempting to obtain signatures to the Treaty containing the American draft of Article X. The Treasury does not wish to suggest that the powers granted last fall be withdrawn. Its present suggestions are based primarily upon the present political situation here. If it is determined that the Treaty with Article X eliminated cannot be signed, it will at that time be in a better position to appraise the political situation and suggest the procedure which it deems advisable.