File No. 437.00/53.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.


The President today expressed satisfaction with the Department’s telegram of June 5 and desires me to say that his Government is according the arbitration claims question more serious attention than to any other pending matter.

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Before1 this interview the Secretary of State had addressed to the French Minister a note thoroughly in harmony with your views, adding that the question was being studied and a statement of the new administration’s position would be made with no unnecessary delay.

  1. On June 5.