811.512351Double/67: Telegram

The Ambassador in France ( Edge ) to the Secretary of State

256. For State and Treasury Departments from Mills and Alvord:

“Draft of proposed agreement with France which is being telegraphed you today in Embassy’s No. 257, August 13, 11 a.m., is approved by us and we recommend that appropriate cable authority be forwarded as soon as possible for the Ambassador to sign it. Further instructions will be requested if the French persist in their refusal to accept our draft of article 10.

Authority is requested by cable today if possible for Alvord and Carroll to proceed immediately to Germany, Belgium and England, to confer informally upon this question with tax officials of those countries.21 (Signed) Mills, Alvord.”

  1. The Department granted authorization in telegram No, 195, August 13, 1930, 6 p.m.