The French Ambassador (Jusserand) to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: I beg to thank you most sincerely for the kindness you had of sending me the text of your message to Premier Clemenceau at the time when the Under Secretary at the Department of State was about to leave France.26

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I am sure that the expression of such friendly sentiments will have gone far to diminish the great regret caused by the departure of the American delegation from Paris. I am afraid it cannot have entirely suppressed it, so helpful was considered your official participation to the difficult task of building for so many countries a lasting peace.

Believe me [etc.]

  1. For this message, see telegram No. 4002, December 8, 1919, to the Commission to Negotiate Peace, p. 698.