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The Secretary of State to the Commission to Negotiate Peace

3915. For Rathbone from Davis. Treasury R–81.

Reference your R–74.12 I am just informed by State Department that President considers it advisable that we should continue unofficial representation on Interim Reparation Commission in order to protect American interests and that until further notice you should continue as heretofore.
It is contemplated that Embassy in Paris will take over 45 Avenue Montaigne building and will be able to supply you with space required. It has also been suggested that you and your staff should be attached to Embassy in order to maintain diplomatic rank. I hope to cable you more definitely this week regarding all these matters and also as to how expenses of Reparation Organization will be met. Norman H. Davis, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
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