File No. 731.51/57.

The French Ambassador to the Secretary of State.


Mr. Secretary of State: I took pains to keep my Government informed of the instructions your excellency was pleased to send, on my request, to the Representative of the United States at Caracas to recommend to the Government of Venezuela the ratification of the protocol for the resumption of diplomatic relations between France and Venezuela.

In reply, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic desires me to thank the Federal Government for this continuance of its good offices in Venezuela. At the same time Mr. Pichon instructs me to say to your excellency how much the French Government appreciated the adherence of the United States to the attitude adopted jointly with France in Venezuela for the past ten years.

Be pleased [etc.]