890d.01/190: Telegram

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

[Paraphrase]

105. Department’s telegram 64 of February 28. All changes which you propose in draft note are accepted by the Foreign Office which much appreciates the attitude of the American Government with [Page 738]respect to the nonreciprocal character of the extradition and consular treaties. However, the Foreign Office would like to eliminate the reference to conversations in the first line of your draft note. These conversations were between Bargeton and Whitehouse17 and everything in them is already expressed in the notes or the convention. In the opinion of the Foreign Office, while it would be harmless at the time to refer to oral conversations it might bring up the impression at a late date that some agreement was made not included in the written documents.

Herrick
  1. Counselor of the Embassy at Paris.