The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the United Kingdom (Atherton)
87. Your despatch No. 2896, March 3rd, 1937. You may reply to the British that this Government agrees that the intention of the Protocol of Signature of the London Naval Treaty, 1936, is that full exchange of information similar to that provided for in the naval treaties of 1922 and 1930 should be continued from January 1 to July 1, or until such time as the Treaty shall come into force, and accordingly this Government will communicate to the signatory Governments on a basis of reciprocity particulars with regard to the completion or acquisition of vessels in the period referred to herein above.