711.652/119: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy (Phillips)

176. Your 481, November 19, noon.33 From Sayre. I suggest if you see no objection that you inform the Italian Government that we are now at work on a reply but that if, as seems likely, the new treaty is not signed by December 15 we hope to bridge the interval before the new treaty comes into force by working out some arrangement covering the generalizing of trade agreement rates to Italian products. Personal letter follows giving further particulars.34 [Sayre.]

  1. Not printed.
  2. See letter of November 19, supra.