462.00R296A1/158: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain (Mellon)

171. Your 196, June 3, 6 p.m. In second paragraph of telegram under reference you indicate that you understood from my cable that French Finance Minister had written a note to the effect stated in Department’s 163, June 1, 7 p.m. In order to correct any misapprehension, the statement attributed to the French Finance Minister was not contained in any note but was merely made orally in the course of conversations with my informant. It might be well for you to correct any misapprehension that Fisher may have that the French Finance Minister has expressed himself formally in writing which is not the case. If there is any further comment on your telegram under reference, I shall inform you after an opportunity to give it thorough consideration.