811.20 Defense (M)/105: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in France (Murphy)

144. The information transmitted in Department’s No. 127 should answer all queries in the mind of the French Foreign Office.

Their statement “that they are not at all convinced that the wolfram and antimony in question were purchased by the United States Government” has no foundation whatsoever. It was purchased as reported.

We greatly hope Foreign Office will reach a favorable decision in this matter promptly.