840.48 Refugees/4424: Telegram

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

1722. For Murphy. Your 1519 September 1. You are requested to make urgent representation to the French for prompt agreement to the plan of providing temporary asylum at Camp Marshal Lyautey to stateless and enemy nationality refugees now in Spain and at expense of British and American governments. The long delay in acceptance of this plan is not understood by us. It is imperative that we have final approval before selection and preparation of refugees in Spain can begin and necessary staff can be recruited here for the administration of the project.