811.512351 Double/191: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Straus)

207. Your 379, May 24. Statement made by you that to the best of your knowledge further depreciation of the dollar was not intended to be made at present correctly represents position here.

It would seem inadvisable to discuss the matter further on your own initiative. But if the French authorities should take it up with you again you may tell the Minister that you have been given to understand that the United States Treasury accepts the preceding statement as correct.

If the French authorities express a wish for further reassurance you may tell them that the Secretary of the Treasury will be glad to see the French Ambassador in Washington at any time to talk the situation over.