851.5151/1754: Telegram

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

143. Your 371, March 11, noon. The Secretary of the Treasury states that of course your position is correct. There have been no conversations of any character between the Treasury and the French authorities having an import of this kind.

There seems no need for public statement on this point, but you are free to make decisive denial in the event that you are again approached in regard to the story.