851B.24/78: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Consul General in Martinique ( Malige )

47. Your 86, February 25. We assume that Admiral Robert has intentionally distorted the facts in order to obtain the ends he desires from Vichy. As you are aware, however, we have not yet gone beyond telling him that withdrawal of the gentlemen’s agreement may be necessary. For your information, this may have to be done in the near future. As you are also aware, we have at no time expressed a desire to conclude “another agreement”.