840.48 Refugees/4424: Telegram

The Vice Consul at Algiers (McBride) to the Secretary of State

1519. From Murphy. Department’s 1593, August 30, 6 [1] p.m.24 As stated in Fryer’s and my previous telegram General Eisenhower has agreed to use of Camp Marshal Lyautey as a site for refugees from Spain. All physical arrangements necessary to provide for reception of the first batch have been concluded with military authorities.

I am continuing to urge upon Massigli25 importance of giving unqualified agreement to the proposal. Massigli again informed me today that he would again ask Moroccan authorities to reply urgently. The French have agreed in principle but may wish to impose certain conditions regarding the length of stay, et cetera. [Murphy.]

  1. Not printed; it stated that the Department would be pleased to have a report on the status of negotiations with French North African authorities for designation of site for refugees (840. Refugees/4423a).
  2. René Massigli, French National Commissioner for Foreign Affairs.