740.0011 European War 1939/19000

The Secretary of State to President Roosevelt

My Dear Mr. President: Referring to your telegram of January 7 in regard to General Orgaz, High Commissioner for Spain in Morocco, [Page 449] the competent officials of the Department have fully discussed the suggestions made by the American Chargé d’Affaires at Tangier, and a background memorandum of information about General Orgaz has been prepared.

However, as any approach to General Orgaz would inevitably be met with a request for specific proposals or assurances on the part of the United States Government, I have requested the War Department to submit its views on the subject. As soon as a reply has been received, further study will be devoted to the problem.

Faithfully yours,

Cordell Hull