462.00 R 294/82: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Herrick)

175. Your 216, May 29, 4 p.m.

Please acknowledge Foreign Office notes of May 1869 and 2970 and say “the Government of the United States notes with gratification the action taken by the French Government with a view to arriving at a prompt settlement of the question of the reimbursement of the costs of the American Army of Occupation.”
[Paraphrase.] Ambassador Harvey has been instructed to repeat for your confidential information my cable of April 6 containing tentative basis for arrangement satisfactory to the United States for payment of American Army costs. This should be shown to Boyden. You and Boyden may in your discretion use this information in conversations, if there is a favorable opportunity. You should bear in mind that the suggestions made are informal and tentative and merely to facilitate discussion. [End paraphrase.]
  1. Ante, p. 229.
  2. Not printed.