File No. 763.72114A/222

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Switzerland ( Stovall)


3106. For Garrett:

Your unnumbered [14] October 5, 2 p.m. This Government cannot accept the German proposal with regard to the internment or deportation of German civilians in China as stated in your telegram. While this Government does not view with favor the wholesale internment or deportation of Germans residing in China, it desires to remain free to support the same measure of control to be exercised over German civilians in China as the Government of the United States exercises over German civilians in this country.

Your action in refusing to see Mensing privately is approved.