The Ambassador to the Polish Government in Exile ( Biddle )48 to the Secretary of State
[Received October 18.]
Sir: I have the honor to report that M. Maurice Dejean, National Commissioner for Foreign Affairs in the recently formed De Gaulle National Committee, has asked me to forward the attached copy and translation of an Aide-Mémoire, dated October 2, 1941.
In handing me these documents, M. Dejean pointed out that the American Consul General in Beirut had inquired what opportunity would be offered our Government for consultation on the possible termination of the French Mandate in Syria. Moreover, the Consul General there asked what guarantees would be given for the safeguard of American rights acquired by virtue of the existing treaties and of the present position of the United States in relation to Syria.
M. Dejean believed that the attached Aide-Mémoire clearly set forth the Free French position in relation to these questions.
- Mr. Biddle was also accredited to various other exiled governments established in England.↩