462.00 R 29/713: Telegram
The Ambassador in France ( Wallace ) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 29—5:30 p.m.]
296. B–463. The Separation Commission in plenary session last night delivered the following note verbale to Von Oertzen of the German Reparation Delegation at Paris:41
“Reparation Commission in pursuance of stipulations article 233 treaty has decided unanimously to fix at 132 billion gold marks amount damages reparation due by Germany under terms article 232 second paragraph and of annex I of part VIII of the treaty. In fixing this amount Commission has effected necessary deduction from amount of damages in order to make allowance for the restitution effected or to be effected in execution article 238 and in consequence no credit will be allowed Germany in respect such restitutions. The Commission has not included in the above amount sum in respect further obligations incumbent on Germany in virtue of third paragraph article 232 to ‘make reimbursement of all sums which Belgium has borrowed from Allied and Associated Governments up to November 11th 1918, together with interest at the rate of 5 percent on such sums.’”
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- This sentence paraphrased.↩