The Chargé in France (Marriner) to the Secretary of State

No. 3592

Sir: Referring to my despatch No. 3400 of March 7, 1933, I have the honor to state that the texts of the notes exchanged between this Embassy and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in the interpretation of the rights of American citizens under the French rent laws as governed by the Consular Convention of 1853 have been embodied in a Presidential decree of May 9, 1933, and published in the Journal Officiel of May 13, the pertinent extract of which is attached hereto.27 It is to be hoped that added weight will be given to the exchange of notes through the provisions of the decree, Article 1 of which states, in translation, “The interpretative accord of Article 7 of the Franco-American Consular Convention of February 23, 1853, resulting from the letters exchanged on February 23 and March 24, 1933, between the Ambassador of the United States of America and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the content of which letters follows, is approved in order that it may be given full effect.”

Respectfully yours,

Theodore Marriner
  1. Not reprinted.