NOTES ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS FROM APRIL 10 TO MAY 10
Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
GERMAN REPARATIONS SETTLEMENT
United States Mediation.—According to the Treaty of Versailles, May 1, 1921, was the date fixed for final settlement of the amount of German reparations. On April 20 Germany sent an appeal to the United States Government, requesting the President to mediate the reparations question, and pledging itself to fulfill "all the provisions of any award that may be made."
This request Secretary Hughes declined in a brief note as follows: