851D.001/27: Telegram

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

46. Reference my A–41, March 29, 8 a.m. A reply from de Gaulle to Mayor Sophie’s telegram received today stating that he understands the situation, that French Guiana must give the world an example of dignity and order but that it is not possible for the National Committee to ratify the nomination of Rapenne at present because of the circumstances which accompanied the nomination and above all to the obstacles put in the way of his appointee in connection with traveling to French Guiana.