File No. 811.203/56

The French Ambassador ( Jusserand) to the Secretary of State


Mr. Secretary of State: My Government to which I did not fail to report the substance of your note of August 10, wishes me to inform Your Excellency that it accepts the solution proposed by you for the continuation of the Franco-American arrangement relative to military penal jurisdiction. The said arrangement will, therefore, continue in force after the conclusion of peace, but may be denounced by either contracting party upon a 30-day previous notice.

As requested by Your Excellency, this note, being an answer to yours of August 10, will of itself suffice to give validity to the above stated modification of the agreement of January 3–14, 1918.

Be pleased to accept [etc.]