The Secretary of State to the Consul at Geneva (Gilbert)
99. Your 370, September 24. Passage this resolution seems to me so important that I suggest that unless there is some clear reason why it would be unwise, you endeavor at once to get in touch with correspondents of the American newspapers and, without indicating that you have heard from the Department, explain to them the importance of this action and express the hope that it will receive the reasonable attention which its significance warrants. In discussing this matter with the correspondents you may point out the fact that American policy is being carried forward in substantial conformity with the judgments and suggestions contained in this resolution, and that if the governments represented in the Committee will also endeavor to give effective application to these recommendations, the result should be soon manifest in an increased international trade.