740.0011 European War 1939/18204
The Ambassador to the Polish Government in Exile ( Biddle ) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 5, 1942.]
Sir: Referring to my despatch Polish Series No. 75, December 2, 1941, I have the honor to report that in today’s conversation with M. Maurice Dejean, Free French National Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, he showed me a memorandum he had just written concerning certain points which he felt would be of interest to our Consul General in Beirut, as a result of decrees enacted by General Catroux on August 18th and September 26th respectively, and entailing certain modifications in the judicial system of Syria.
Following our conversation, he handed me the attached memorandum covering his remarks on these various points.