File No. 763.72112/3768

The French Ambassador ( Jusserand) to the Secretary of State


Mr. Secretary of State: By order of my Government, I have the honor to forward herewith to Your Excellency a number of circulars and documents drawn up by the Inter-Ministerial Financial Commission, instituted by it with a view to supervising financial transactions and preventing the enemy from turning them to his advantage.1

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A perusal of those various papers will enable Your Excellency to see that while keeping in close touch with the British Government in this respect, the Government of the Republic deemed it proper to adjust the measures it took to the peculiar conditions of the French market so as to block as effectively as was possible the financial interests of the enemy.

Be pleased to accept [etc.]

  1. Not printed.