No. 736.
Mr. Blaine to Mr. Noyes.


Noyes, Minister, Paris:

[Inform minister of foreign affairs that Venezuela wants the United States to receive and disburse, as trustee, the increased monthly payments of the diplomatic debt, in a ratio to be adjusted.

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While the United States may consent to receive and pay the monthly payments for herself and other nations, it would not consent to guarantee any of the debt of Venezuela.

The United States requests France to delay action respecting her debt while the former has this proposition under consideration.

State that the United States offers its kind offices for adjustment of any disagreement between Venezuela and France.

Prompt action in this behalf requested.]