851B.24/110: Telegram

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

76. Your 140, March 28. The High Commissioner is of course in error in stating that the Guadeloupe has been requisitioned. Part of the cargo itself was requisitioned in the normal manner in order that relief might be sent immediately to French Guiana. The status of the vessel remains unchanged under the control of the French Line. She sailed because the captain and crew were willing to make the trip to bring relief to their compatriots who had joined the United Nations cause.