The Chargé in France (Marriner) to the Secretary of State
[Received September 15—7:55 a.m.]
409. Your 277, September 14, 4 p.m.56 I saw the Director of Political Affairs at the Foreign Office this morning who told me that the orders had been given more than a week ago for the despatch boat to alter its schedule and not to proceed to Habana. The French have no desire to send any ship there at the present time as it would raise questions of recognition and protocol in which they do not wish to become involved.