The Secretary of State to the Minister in Siam (Neville)
Washington, October 12, 1937—3 p.m.
21. Your 27, October 9, 11 a.m.
- Copies of Department’s counter-proposals 1 and 2, as well as other documents, were despatched by air mail via London September 25 and should arrive Bangkok by middle of this week. Department’s counter-proposals omit paragraph in regard to real property provisions and Department is not in position as yet to present a paragraph on that subject.
- You are authorized to discuss Department’s counter-proposals with the Siamese Foreign Office. Pending receipt by you of documents mentioned in paragraph 1 above, Department suggests that you proceed on basis of copies forwarded to the Foreign Office by the Siamese Minister at Washington. While the Department would prefer that negotiations be conducted on the basis of counter-proposal 1 rather than counter-proposal 2, if the Siamese Government is averse to negotiating on that basis, you may proceed on the basis of counterproposal 2.