The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Great Britain (Atherton)
Sir: The receipt is acknowledged of your despatch No. 2011 of June 11, 1931,16 enclosing a copy of a note dated June 10, 1931, from the British Foreign Office with regard to the proposed modification of Articles three and seven of the Franco-Ethiopian Treaty of January 10, 1908.
You may inform the Foreign Office that the Department concurs in its views with respect to the desirability of modifying the treaty along the lines suggested in its note of June 10, 1931, and that appropriate instructions to that end have been issued to the American Minister Resident at Addis Ababa.
For your information there is enclosed a copy of the Department’s instruction of this date to the Minister Resident.17
Very truly yours,