561.35E1/283: Telegram

The Chairman of the American Delegation (Davis) to the Secretary of State

9. At a Bureau meeting this morning the Negotiating Committee referred to in my 8, April 8, 8 p.m., was chosen consisting of Mac-Donald, the President of the Conference, with Leith-Ross14 as his assistant, Spinasse of France, myself and Moritz of Germany, subject to his consent as he was absent today. In addition Dr. Colijn of the Netherlands will be a member when his presence is possible. It [Page 937] was emphasized that the members of this Committee were chosen as individuals and not as representatives of their respective countries.

All delegations have been requested to submit for the confidential information of this Negotiating Committee as soon as possible, a frank statement of their desiderata in regard to market quotas, world price level and other pertinent elements.

  1. Sir Frederick W. Leith-Ross, Chief Economic Adviser to the British Government, and member of the British delegation.