File No. 731./52.

The American Chargé d’Affaires to the Secretary of State.

No. 152.]

Sir: I have the honor to state that Baron d’Avril, the French Plenipotentiary, called at the Legation and said that he was charged by his Government to express appreciation of the part played by the American Government in the negotiations leading up to the signing of the Protocol for the renewal of relations between the two countries.

I have the honor to enclose herewith copies and translations of a note received by me from M. d’Avril in this regard.

I have [etc.]

Jefferson Caffery.

The French Plenipotentiary at Caracas to the American Chargé d’Affaires.

Mr. Chargé d’affaires: I have the honor to inform you that on the 11th instant I signed with his excellency Mr. Andara, Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Protocol for the renewal of diplomatic relations between France and Venezuela.

On this occasion Mr. Jonnart, Minister for Foreign Affairs of France, requests me to thank you for the valued services you have kindly extended to the French Government, thereby assisting it to arrive at the agreement so happily effected.

Permit me also to add the expression of my personal gratitude for the assistance you have given me since my arrival at Caracas, which has greatly contributed to the success of the mission with which I was charged.

Please accept [etc.]

L. d’Avril.