The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Germany (Mayer)
59. You are directed to advise Pfeffer that your Government appreciates and reciprocates desire for clarification relations between two Governments. If the German Government desires to effect an amicable adjustment of the sabotage claims, this Government would be entirely agreeable to such a settlement. You should make it clear, however, that your Government cannot condition settlement of the sabotage cases on solution larger problems suggested which involve complicated questions and possibly extended discussions. If under these circumstances German authorities desire to effect a settlement of sabotage claims, Department is prepared as previously stated to send representative immediately to deal with them. Other broad problems would have to be treated independently.