Memorandum by the Assistant Secretary of State (White)

Mr. Jules Henry, Counselor of the French Embassy, called to ask whether we have recognized the present Government in El Salvador. I told him that we have not; that we are still awaiting further information regarding the situation down there, especially the part, if any, played by the Vice President, Mr. Martínez, in the revolution, in order to know whether or not he is debarred from recognition by the provisions of the Treaty of 1923. Mr. Henry said that the French Government of course would like to follow our lead and asked if I would let him know when we had determined upon our course of action. I told him I should be glad to do so.

F[rancis] W[hite]