The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Bullitt )
Washington , September 16, 1939—3 p.m.
957. Embassy’s telegram no. 1608, August 26, 4 p.m. It has been decided not to proceed with trade-agreement negotiations with France during the present emergency. The Department has addressed a note26 to the French Embassy stating that it was understood as a result of informal conversations with Garreau-Dombasle that, in view of the present European situation, the French Government might wish to defer the proposed trade-agreement discussions until a later date.
- Dated September 18, not printed.↩