The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Wallace )
Washington , March 11, 1921—5 p.m.
144. B–215 for Boyden.
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3. Pending decision of Department as to its attitude toward the Reparation Commission, you are requested to maintain your staff and organization intact so far as possible. You should give no publicity to the fact that you are retaining staff. Present action does not indicate in any way whatever the possible attitude of Department toward the Commission or the reparation settlement.