The Secretary of State to the French Ambassador (Daeschner)

Excellency: I have the honor to refer to Mr. de Laboulaye’s note dated September 10, 1923, transmitting an aide mémoire containing the views of the French Government concerning proposals submitted by this Government for the distribution of the former German cables. I believe it is desirable to have a meeting of the First Committee of the Preliminary Conference on Electrical Communications which met at Washington in September, 1920, in order that a full exchange of views may be had regarding the distribution of these cables and a further effort made to reach an agreement respecting the final allocation of the former German cables in the Atlantic Ocean.

I shall be grateful if you will inform me whether your Government is prepared to resume the meetings of the First Committee of the Washington Conference of 1920, and, if so, whether November 2, next, will be convenient for holding the meeting and what officer will represent your Government at the Conference.

Accept [etc.]

Frank B. Kellogg