851D.20/27: Telegram

The Consul at Cayenne (LaMont) to the Secretary of State

16. My telegram No. 15, March 17, 11 [10] a.m.25 Action of Governor followed demonstration by mob of about 500 which started 7 o’clock last night in front of Consulate and in my absence moved to Governor’s residence where Governor was hissed and de Gaulle, Giraud and America acclaimed. This action forestalled demand this afternoon by most prominent natives that French Guiana join Fighting French.26

Sent to Department, repeated to Rio de Janeiro and Algiers.

  1. Not printed.
  2. For account of the deposition of Governor Veber, see despatch No. 93, March 23, from the Consul at Cayenne, p. 264.