711.022/46: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Siam (Baker)

17. The Siamese Government through its Legation here has submitted and the Department has consented to discuss proposals for modification of the Treaty of 1920. Department is informed that a copy of the proposals has been communicated by the Siamese Foreign Office to you. Department understands that the Siamese Government is most interested in the proposal relating to monopolies [Page 771] and that the other proposals are incidentally brought up at this time.

The Department may possibly utilize the occasion to submit proposals of its own designed to bring certain of the other provisions of the Treaty into nicer accord with similar provisions of other American treaties of later date.

It is desired that you submit briefly by telegraph any comment that you may consider would be helpful in these premises.