The Chargé in Great Britain (Atherton) to the Secretary of State

No. 1158

Sir: In the matter of the proposed Arbitration Treaty between the United States and Great Britain, referred to in the Department’s instruction No. 450, July 28, 1930, I have the honor to state that the various considerations of the matter will be discussed at the forthcoming [Page 18] Imperial Conference. The Foreign Office accordingly is reluctant to continue negotiations before that date but has expressed a desire informally to discuss certain phases of the question with the Embassy.

I shall report again at a later date.

Respectfully yours,

Ray Atherton