File No. 351.622a/37

The French Ambassador (Jusserand) to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: Answering my recent telegrams, my Government cables me that entirely trusting in the information kindly supplied by the United States Government as to the inoffensive and pacific character of the German subjects1 recently arrested by the Descartes, it has given orders for their immediate release.

They will be placed under the care of the American Consul at Fort de France.

Believe me [etc.]

  1. By another letter of the same day, the word “individuals” was substituted for “German subjects,” thereby including also the Austrians (File No. 351.622a/27).