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

No. 101

Sir: The Department refers to its instruction No. 450 of July 28, 1930, to despatch No. 1158 of August 25, 1930, and to previous correspondence relating to the negotiation of a proposed treaty of arbitration between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Great Britain, extending the policy of arbitration enunciated in the convention signed at Washington, April 4, 1908,17 which expired by limitation on June 4, 1928.

The Department desires the Embassy to ascertain informally whether the Foreign Office has completed its preliminary consideration of the draft treaty and is prepared to continue the negotiations.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
William Phillips