The Secretary of State to the Vice Consul at Barcelona (Flood)
Washington, April 1, 1938—7 p.m.
Your telegram March 29, 7 p.m. You should continue to refuse assistance to American deserters unless they are able to obtain discharge [Page 279] from military service of Spanish Government and permission of Spanish authorities to leave Spain. You may use your discretion in issuing emergency documents for travel to France to American volunteers who may obtain permission from Spanish authorities to leave country, or in general without such permission if authority of Spanish Government should collapse.
Please repeat to Worley41 for his information.
- Lee Worley, Vice Consul at Valencia.↩