851.248/193: Telegram

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

852. Your 313, April 26, 5 p.m. I have not the slightest doubt that the members of the French Government have very much in mind the provisions of the Neutrality Act.

At the same time in view of the proposed amendment of the Neutrality Act introduced by Senator Pittman it is obvious that the French Government hopes that the Act will be modified either before the outbreak of war or immediately thereafter so as to permit the exportation of aeroplanes and aeroplane motors. I have done nothing to encourage or discourage these hopes nor would I feel warranted in doing so in the absence of specific instructions.