The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Wallace )
Washington , February 6, 1920—3 p.m.
296. For Rathbone from Davis. Treasury R–209.
Reference Treasury R-185 and R-97.
Hoover has not yet received instructions from the German Government to convert into food the funds in his hands to the credit of their food account. He suggests that you so notify the Germans and ask that they instruct and authorize their financial representative in New York to receipt for these funds and convert them into food for shipment to Germany.