The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Switzerland ( Bigelow )

No. 4165

Sir: The Department acknowledges the receipt of the Minister’s despatch No. 4902 of April 6, 1937, and of your despatch No. 5067 of July 31, 1937, concerning a proposed convention between the United States and Switzerland relating to military obligations of certain persons having dual nationality.

The Department commends you on your skillfulness in conducting these negotiations and authorizes you to sign a convention identical with that denominated as “Final Swiss Counter-Proposal”, transmitted with the Legation’s despatch of April 6, 1937. A full power for that purpose is enclosed herewith.30

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Hugh R. Wilson

[For text of convention signed November 11, 1937, see Department of State Treaty Series No. 943, or 53 Stat. 1791.]

  1. The Convention was actually signed by Mr. Harrison as Minister, as he had assumed charge of the Legation before the document was signed and had been given full authority for signature.