The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Wallace )
1248. Your 1361, July 6, 6 p.m.
Department concurs strongly in your view that further representations to Germany relative to her commercial regime should be submitted to this Government before transmission. You are authorized to take an early opportunity so to inform the Council of Ambassadors, basing your remarks on the argument that the mutual economic interests of all the recent co-belligerents necessitates common counsel on such question.
The Department has assumed that the Allies, in the belief that such a practice was in their interest as well as in the interest of the United States, took the view that all such decisions should have the approval of this Government. The Department would regret extremely any important departure from the practice heretofore followed.