740.0011 European War 1939/6704: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Consul at Leopoldville (Mallon)

Your November 17, 2 p.m. Department has no objection to your accompanying High Commissioner on proposed trip in a purely personal capacity. Naturally you will be guided in this and in any similar situation in the future by the Department’s telegraphic instructions of September 7, in which you were cautioned to avoid any statement or action which might in any way commit this Government.

Please report results of your trip by telegraph.