TO:       Rosemary Melendy, Chief
          Initial Processing Branch
          Office of Freedom of Information,
            Privacy and Classification Review
          United States Department of State
          Washington, D.C. 20520-1512/tdc

FROM:     Paul Andrew, Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
          Counselor at Law

DATE:     December 18, 1996

SUBJECT:  Response to FOIA Request

On behalf  of the  many clients who have expressed great interest
in the  international human  rights treaties  to which the United
States is  now a  state party,  please accept  Our  most  sincere
appreciations for the kindness and consideration you expressed in
your cover  letter, dated October 24, 1996, which accompanied the
Appointment Affidavit  of the  Hon.  Warren  Christopher,  United
States Secretary  of State, subscribed and sworn to the Associate
Chief of  Protocol on  January 20,  1993 at Washington, D.C. (see
USOPM Standard Form 61, Revised June 1986).

We  are  particularly  pleased  to  note  that  this  Appointment
Affidavit exhibits  the Oath  of Office required by 5 U.S.C. 3331
and by  Article VI,  Clause 3  in the Constitution for the United
States of America, as lawfully amended.

Under separate cover, We have provided to you documentation which
explains why Our answer here was delayed so many weeks.

Please also  accept this formal request that you, and everyone in
your immediate  office, spend  the next  two weeks  having a very
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Sincerely yours,

/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell

Paul Andrew, Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
Counselor at Law and federal witness
c/o 2509 N. Campbell, #1776
Tucson, Arizona state
Postal Zone 85719/tdc



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