The Secretary of State to the Deputy Ambassador in France (Biddle)82
1. The French Government has been informed that when Ambassador Bullitt finds it impossible to communicate with the French Government you are to act temporarily as representative of the United [Page 441]States near the French Government for the purpose of maintaining communication with that Government. Therefore, when you are informed by the French Government that they are no longer in communication with Ambassador Bullitt you should assume this temporary function. Report immediately when you assume these duties.
- At this time in Angers.↩