340.1115A/2402: Telegram

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


2188. For Murphy25 1. Those charged with the extension of financial assistance to qualified American nationals in liberated areas [Page 131] should be guided by instruction 1202 of February 14, 1942 to Legation Bern26 (See Diplomatic Serial 3451). Department is preparing and will as soon as possible send you supply of 1202, as amended by subsequent instructions.

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5. To such extent as United Nations or other general relief measures applicable in liberated areas provide for needs of American nationals there, financial assistance shall be reduced or discontinued. Moreover, Department contemplates terminating financial assistance upon re-establishment of normal channels of communication and commercial banking facilities for transactions in foreign exchange and desires you to keep it informed of developments in this respect and of your opinion concerning continued necessity of financial assistance.

  1. Robert D. Murphy, Chief Civil Affairs Officer at Algiers; U.S. Political Adviser, staff of Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theater.
  2. Foreign Relations, 1942, vol. i, p. 262.