File No. 731.5.1/44.

The French Ambassador to the Secretary of State.


Mr. Secretary of State: The President of the Council informs me that he has designated a plenipotentiary charged with the duty of signing the contemplated protocol at Caracas. He will arrive there on January 20.

Mr. Poinearé would be glad if your excellency would kindly have this information given confidentially to the Venezuelan Government.

I am at the same time directed to say to your excellency how sincerely my Government appreciated the good offices you were so good as to extend to us toward the solution which now appears to be at hand. Nothing would be more acceptable to me than the discharge of such a duty with you.

Be pleased [etc.].