660f.116 Tractors/6: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Czechoslovakia (Ratshesky)

5. Reference Legation’s despatch No. 192 of January 15, 1931.

As any representation made to the Czechoslovak Government in regard to this matter would necessarily be in the nature of a request based upon considerations of enlightened business practice and the convenience of importers, rather than in the nature of a demand based upon conventional rights or the principles of international law, it is suggested that it might be more appropriate to take up the question informally in conversation, and also if you deem it advisable, that you leave a memorandum embodying the substance of the draft note attached to the despatch under reference.