The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Poland ( Crosby )

No. 73

Sir: It is desired that you inquire of the Foreign Office whether it is the intention of the Polish Government to avail itself of the right in regard to the Free City of Danzig reserved by that Government in Article 29 of the treaty of friendship, commerce and consular rights, signed between the United States and Poland on June 15, 1931,1 and effective on July 9 [10], 1933.

Article 29 mentioned reads as follows:

“The Polish Government which is entrusted with the conduct of the foreign affairs of the Free City of Danzig under Article 104 of the Treaty of Versailles2 and Articles 2 and 6 of the Treaty signed in Paris on November 9, 1920, between Poland and the Free City of Danzig,3 reserves hereby the right to declare that the Free City of Danzig is a Contracting Party to this Treaty and that it assumes the obligations and acquires the rights laid down therein.

“This reservation does not relate to those stipulations of the Treaty which the Republic of Poland has accepted with regard to the Free City in accordance with the Treaty rights conferred on Poland.”

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Wilbur J. Carr
  1. Foreign Relations, 1931, vol. ii, p. 938.
  2. Signed June 28, 1919, Treaties, Conventions, etc., Between the United States of America and Other Powers, 1910–1923 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1923), vol. iii, p. 3329.
  3. British and Foreign State Papers, vol. cxiii, p. 965.