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

Sir: The Department has received your No. 148, of August 12, 1929, with enclosure,61 in further relation to claims of the British Government against the United States for inventions alleged to have been delivered by the British Government to American officers during the World War.

Copies of your despatch and its enclosures have been sent to the War and Navy Departments and the Departments of Justice and Commerce, with requests for expressions of the views of the Department of Justice and the Navy Department.

The Department desires to receive definite assurances that no claims are outstanding in addition to the claims of record in notes exchanged by the respective governments. The Department also desires to know whether the British Government will agree in advance to accept the findings of a tribunal organized by the United States as a final adjudication of the amounts, if any, due from the United States, and with the understanding that the awards would be submitted to Congress for action, without guarantee that they would be paid.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
William R. Castle, Jr.
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