The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Spain (Bowers), Then in France
B–478. Your 578, February 13, 1 p.m., has been read with interest. We would not consider it appropriate even to ask the French Government to permit one of our officials to inspect their camps.
Suggest you repeat passage dealing with release of American citizens to the Embassy in Paris, which in turn can take up the matter of their repatriation with representative in Paris of the Friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
The second section of your telegram dealing with relief shipments has been referred to the American Red Cross.64
- By telegram No. B–479, February 15, 7 p.m., the Secretary of State informed the Ambassador that a contribution of 750,000 French francs had been cabled by the American Red Cross on February 13 to the French Red Cross Society for Spanish refugee relief (852.48/386).↩