The Acting Secretary of State to President Roosevelt

My Dear Mr. President: I have just received from the French Ambassador a message informing me that the French Prime Minister has instructed him to express personally to you the profound gratitude of the French Government for the action which you have directed should be taken with regard to the French aviation question.

The Ambassador asks if I will communicate this fact to you and at the same time requests an audience with you in order that he may carry out M. Daladier’s instructions.

Please let me know if you will receive the Ambassador for this purpose and, if so, the day and time which may be convenient to you.

Believe me [etc.]

Sumner Welles