851D.00/99: Telegram

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

43. Department 21, April 1, and my 42, April 1. Rapenne received enthusiastic support both here and on visit St. Laurent local population and officials. A few officials former regime replaced and may leave colony. No special de Gaulle partisans here where both he and Giraud equally admired by local population. Practically all officials always favored Giraud. Rapenne seems very able official and has situation well in hand.