740.00112 European War 1939/5726c: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Algiers (Cole)

172. For Murphy.60 After full consideration of the factors involved, the Department has decided to authorize the immediate resumption of shipments to North Africa. The first vessel should be ready to sail from New York in about 8 days with goods which have already been purchased, while the second vessel would depart as soon as a full cargo has been obtained.

It is understood of course that simultaneous departures will take place from Casablanca of ships carrying cork, olive oil, tartar, and other commodities needed in the United States.

Repeated to Vichy.61

  1. Robert D. Murphy, Counselor of Embassy in France, on special assignment in French North Africa to control and supervise the economic aid program.
  2. As telegram No. 368, June 11.