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

No. 450

Sir: Reference is made to the Embassy’s despatch No. 3335, of January 31, 1929,16 and to other communications on the subject of the arbitration treaty under negotiation between Great Britain and the United States.

This Government desires to bring an arbitration treaty with Great Britain into force as promptly as practicable, as well as to complete the negotiations of the series of such treaties which it began nearly three years ago, twenty of which are now in force.

In view of the fact that a considerable amount of time has passed since any apparent progress was made toward the conclusion of the treaty with Great Britain, you are requested at your early convenience again to take the matter up with the Foreign Office and to inquire what are the present prospects for reaching agreement upon the treaty.

Very truly yours,

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