File No. 763.72112/474

The French Ambassador (Jusserand) to the Secretary of State

Dear Mr. Secretary: Referring to the question of cotton concerning which you recently telephoned to me, I beg to inform you that my Government cabled me that they “willingly give the same assurances as the British Government.”

I have asked whether this implied the same verifying before departure of the nature of the goods which the papers state is taking place with the assistance of the British consuls. As soon as an answer reaches me, I shall at once convey it to you.

Believe me [etc.]