The Ambassador in France ( Herrick ) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 15.]
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Relative to the Department’s Instruction No. 639 of April 28, 1923, I beg to inform you that, when the attitude of the United States Government was recently presented to the Foreign Office, as reported in my despatch No. 2928 of March 7, 1923, it was once more emphasized that no American archaeologist would have any difficulty in coming to an arrangement with Professor Foucher to dig in any part of the country desired. As previously reported, it appears that Professor Foucher did not desire an exclusive concession from the Afghan Government, but that the agreement was drawn up in that form.
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