710.G Commercial Agreement/27: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Geneva (Gilbert)

93. Your 239, September 15, 3 p.m.; 243 September 18, 3 p.m. Department gratified with the way you are handling this question, and hopes for the minimum of any opposition.

Without seeming to push the matter, please follow developments closely and take advantage of any opportunities that may arise to explain the Agreement for refraining from invoking the most-favored-nation clause and discreetly endeavor to ascertain and answer or report to the Department any objections that may be offered. Department would appreciate being kept currently informed.

Department is not at present approaching any Governments through American Missions at their capitals.

I expect to sign the Agreement ad referendum on Thursday, September 20.