851D.001/14a: Telegram

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

517. For Murphy. Please inform General Giraud that former Governor Veber of French Guiana having been compelled by popular pressure to leave the colony, was safely evacuated to Paramaribo together with his family and officials of his immediate entourage who were closely associated with the Governor’s previous policy.

The Governor and his party numbering about 10 are being transferred immediately to Puerto Rico. Please endeavor to obtain an expression of General Giraud’s wishes in connection with what should be done with former Governor Veber and his party and please note that because of possible implications this Government does not wish to assume the responsibility for their expenses.