The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Belgium (Morris)
51. Department’s 47, October 12, 7 p.m.14 It has been decided that the American memorandum of desiderata will be given to the Belgian Chargé on Monday, November 12, at 11 a.m. We have now arranged that Belgian officials in Brussels will on the same day hand you the Belgian memorandum of desiderata. It will not be handed to the Department at the same time by de Ligne. Please telegraph in brief form a list of the concessions which Belgium will ask15 and forward the full memorandum by mail at the earliest possible moment. Our memorandum of desiderata will be sent to you by the earliest pouch.