File No. 731.51/48.


Sir: The Department has received your No. 139, of February 12 last, in which you report that the Protocol for the renewal of relations between Venezuela and France was signed on February 11 last by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Venezuela and Baron d’Avril, Minister Plenipotentiary of the French Republic.

Your despatch has been read with interest. The Department is gratified to learn that the Government of Venezuela has expressed to you its appreciation of the action taken in the matter by the Government of the United States.

I am [etc.]

W. J. Bryan.