800.51W89 France/115a

The Secretary of State to the French Ambassador ( Henry-Haye )5

Excellency: For some years past it has been the practice of the Department of State, a few days before payments became due on obligations of other Governments to the United States arising from the World War, to transmit to the diplomatic representatives of such Governments in Washington statements of the amounts due and payable from their Governments.

In the existing circumstances, such statements, referring to payments due June 15, 1941, have not been sent out, but this constitutes, of course, no waiver on the part of the United States Government.

Accept [etc.]

Cordell Hull
  1. The same, on the same date, to the Italian Ambassador, the Hungarian Minister, and the Rumanian Chargé. After this, the sending of semi-annual notices by the Department of State to the debtor governments was discontinued.