File No. 763.72111/3693

The French Ambassador ( Jusserand ) to the Secretary of State

Dear Mr. Secretary: I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of December 29 concerning the presence of the cruiser Descartes in the vicinity of San Juan, and various incidents connected therewith.

I am making the necessary inquiries on the several points mentioned by you, and I hope to be able soon to write again more fully.

Believe me [etc.]