The Ambassador in France (Edge) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 14—11:30 a.m.]
57. Department’s instruction No. 1529, February 2, 1933. Marriner discussed the Department’s proposed note today with De Navailles who [Page 180] feels that it would be acceptable if the third paragraph suggested in the Department’s instruction were included and with the addition of the words “for the future application of the convention” at the end of paragraph 1.
De Navailles feels this phraseology is an improvement on that used in the case of the exchanges of notes with Great Britain and Switzerland since it does not imply that the interpretation is for the future but the application in the future shall be in accord with the given interpretation.