840.48 Refugees/4492: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Spain (Hayes)

2022. Your 2674, September 20, 5 p.m. Department concurs in your recommendations contained therein. Murphy has not yet obtained [Page 355] unqualified agreement of French authorities for use of Camp Marshal Lyautey. Until that is obtained and movement of refugees can begin, it would not seem to be advisable to take up matter with Spanish Government. That should be done, of course, as soon as the French agreement is obtained and before concrete steps are taken for the evacuation of the refugees from Spain.

Please repeat to London, Algiers and Lisbon.