File No. 763.72112/4063

The French Ambassador ( Jusserand ) to the Secretary of State


Mr. Secretary of State: I am advised by my Government that an American citizen named Benziger is at present actively engaged in procuring the shipment of foodstuffs to Switzerland. It seems that he is receiving the support of the Swiss Consul at New York.

In compliance with instructions received, I have the honor to say to Your Excellency, for all pertinent purposes, that we cannot permit foodstuffs to be shipped to Switzerland that are not consigned to the Swiss Society of Surveillance or exceed the quantities allotted.

Be pleased to accept [etc.]