The French Chargé (De Laboulaye) to the Secretary of State
My Dear Mr. Secretary: By your informal notes of July 12th and August 31st, addressed respectively to Mr. Jusserand and [Page 766] myself,13 you have expressed the wish to know the views of my Government with regards to the adoption of the plan submitted by the Representative of the American Government, for the distribution of the former German cables, at the meeting of Sub-Committee No. I of the preliminary conference on Electrical Communications held in Washington on March 6th, 1922.
Pursuant to the conversation I had a few days ago with Mr. Phillips, I have the honor to transmit to you in the note herein enclosed the results of the examination to which the French Government has proceeded on that subject.
Believe me [etc.]
- Note of August 31 not printed.↩
- File translation revised.↩
- For text of treaty, see Foreign Relations, 1921, vol. ii, p. 29.↩
- Ibid., 1920, vol. ii, p. 406.↩
- The difference in length is only apparent. It arises from the fact that the figure of the Reparation Commission represents the total length of the cable, including the two sections assigned to Great Britain and France (1353 plus 226 plus 91 = 1669 [sic]).↩
- The value assigned by the Reparation Commission is likewise that of the total value of the cable. The figure 5,010,223 of the Reparation Commission should therefore be compared with the sum total of the three portions of cable referred to in the Fletcher plan (674,405 plus 271,553 plus 4,037,480=4,979,438 [sic]).↩