740.00115 European War 1939/151: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Bullitt )

1458. Reference treatment civilian enemy aliens. London has repeated to you its 2454, November 25, 1 p.m. to the Department. Berlin has been instructed to repeat to you Department’s 973, November 28, 4 p.m.

The suggestion contained in the note from the French Government of November 12 (your 2782, November 18, 1 p.m.) has been brought to the attention of the German Government, but time has not permitted an answer.

There would seem to be possibility of an agreement on some of the important principles between the British and German Governments. The French Government has expressed deep sympathy with our original proposal and has expressed itself as desirous to accept that proposal in part. In view of the new situation please reopen the question with the French Government, informing them that their suggestion of November 12 has been brought to the attention of the German Government, but that under the circumstances the Government of the United States earnestly hopes that they will give further consideration to the possibility of adhering to the new developments as set forth in our 973, November 28, 4 p.m. to Berlin.

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