851.248/296: Telegram

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

1443. Your 2813, November 23, 7 p.m. I have discussed the substance of your telegram with the President, and we are in agreement that for reasons which have already suggested themselves to you it would be inadvisable for you to come to this country in the company of Pleven or other French official for the purposes outlined by Daladier.

From the French point of view Daladier’s preoccupations should be amply taken care of by his sending an official in whom he had full confidence and to whom he gives full authority.