The Acting Secretary of State to President Roosevelt

My Dear Mr. President: In reply to the inquiry contained in your letter of January 24,30 it does not seem to me that the message from the French Prime Minister which the French Ambassador left with you requires any further acknowledgment. You received the Ambassador personally and from what he tells me made him very happy by expressing your particular appreciation of the message sent you. The Ambassador immediately transmitted to his Prime Minister the statements which you made to him and I believe that that can be regarded as complete acknowledgment of the message you received.

Believe me [etc.]

Sumner Welles
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