File No. 841.711/1902

The Ambassador in France ( Sharp ) to the Secretary of State


1894. My despatch No. 5177, February 16, transmitting French Government’s answer to representations made regarding the forwarding of shipping documents.1 Foreign Office in its note expresses willingness to expedite without delay the dispatch of pouches marked “Shipping Documents” if the Embassy will give assurance that the United States Government will assure itself that such pouches intended for other than Allied countries only contain bills of lading, consular invoices, or other shipping documents. Does Department authorize me to reply that this proposal is acceptable?

  1. Not printed.