The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Bullitt )
Washington , October 9, 1939—9 p.m.
1204. Department’s 1157, October 4, 8 p.m. It is imperative that Department be advised at earliest possible moment in what cases if any French telegraphic administration accepts messages in the codes specified in your telegram 2203. Present uncertainty is highly detrimental both to companies and American users. Please endeavor to reply to Department’s 1157 within a day or two.