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The Chargé in France (Whitehouse) to the Secretary of State

127. Your 81, March 31, 6 p.m. According to the Journal Officiel following is the statement of the Minister of Finance:

“As to interallied debts it goes without saying that we are not going to discuss them at this moment. The negotiations with the United States, with England, continue, in a spirit of friendliness on the part of these two countries, with a very great desire for conciliation on the side of France.

As for myself, [Gentlemen,] I shall do my utmost to have this thesis prevail, that French payments should be fixed equitably in proportion to those that she will receive from Germany.”2

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  1. Journal Officiel de la République Française, Débats Parlementaires: Chambre des Députés, Séance du 30 Mars 1926 (Paris), p. 1628.