811.512351 Double/193: Telegram

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

426. Your 379 [207], May 26, 4 [2] p.m. Finance Minister has just called me on telephone to inquire whether he might, without stating source of his information, make public statement to the effect that Washington has no present intention of further depreciating the dollar. Unless you refuse me permission I shall consent to issuance of such statement and have promised answer Monday morning. Relations with present French Government seem to me to make it advisable to give permission unless you have serious objection.