The Ambassador in France ( Herrick ) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 24.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s instruction No. 2052 of October 12, 1926 (File No. 851W.512/11), concerning the applicability of the Consular Convention of 1853 to real estate rights in, Madagascar.
I am enclosing herewith the copy and translation of a note received from the Foreign Office dated the 8th instant, which states that the text of Article 7 of the Treaty of 1853 refers to the “States of the Union” and to “France,” and that it therefore is inapplicable to the colonies of either country.
I have [etc.]
Counselor of Embassy