File No. 5727/66.

The Acting Secretary of State to the French Chargé.

No. 412.]

Sir: With further reference to the ambassador’s note of the 8th instant, in connection with certain questions regarding the recent commercial agreement between the United States and Germany and concerning the status of French chambers of commerce, I have the honor to advise you that I am in receipt of a letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury stating that he would be pleased to receive copies of the laws and decrees to which reference is made by the ambassador in his note above referred to. In making this request, Mr. Reynolds adds a statement to the effect that there would appear to be no reason for refusing to accept as competent evidence certificates of value issued by French chambers of commerce where they are governmental or quasi-governmental institutions.

Accept, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.