The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Edge )
148. Department’s mail instruction No. 1979, July 28, 1926,36 concerning reciprocal recognition of the equivalence of French and American vessel inspection legislation. Department has learned that the French inspectors at Marseilles when inspecting the President Fillmore on April 16 stated that certain requirements concerning safety valve handles on boilers must be attended to before the vessel calls again at Marseilles which will be on August 6.
Please endeavor to obtain from the appropriate authorities assurance that the Fillmore will not be subjected to this requirement, calling attention to the Foreign Office note of November 3, 1925, reported on in Embassy’s telegram 548, November 6, 1925.37 Department trusts that French authorities will reciprocally recognize American vessel inspection legislation.