740.00119 EW/6–2545: Telegram

No. 358
The Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations (Pauley) to the Secretary of State 1
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2262. TopSec from Pauley for Secretary.

Supplementing my wire of June 192 relating to allocation formula foi reparations between the Big Three, after conferring with rep of the [Page 513] UK,3 I would now propose that in addition to public statement that Big Three will give up proportionately to other nations as may appear justified, it shall also be understood between the Big Three that unless all of the Big Three ultimately agree on the actual amounts to be allowed other nations and do in fact make such amounts available on the basis of 55, 22½, and 22½ percent respectively, then the whole question of distribution of reparations between the Big Three themselves shall be reopened.

  1. Sent to the Acting Secretary of State over the signature of Harriman.
  2. Document No. 356.
  3. Sir Walter Monckton.