The French Ambassador ( Daeschner ) to the Secretary of State


Mr. Secretary of State: By a note dated the twelfth instant23 Your Excellency was pleased to forward to me a note from the Ambassador of Germany to the United States in which was stated the interest attached by the German Government to having the Yap–Menado cable allotted without delay to the Government of The Netherlands in pursuance to the Washington Agreement.

In behalf of my Government I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that as you had already been informed by my note of November 3 last,24 France no longer makes any reservation as to the Yap–Menado cable being allotted to The Netherlands since Germany foregoes having the value of the cable credited to her.

This point having been settled, the French Government wishes to say that it would decline to take part in any further conference regarding the allotment of former German cables unless it was understood that France will keep the Brest–Azores–New York cable.

I should therefore be very thankful to Your Excellency if you would kindly let me have the American Government’s assurances in that respect.

Be pleased [etc.]

E. Daeschner
  1. See note to the British Ambassador, Dec. 12, 1925, supra.
  2. Not printed.